On the frontline of family violence in the Asia Pacific

In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, the University of Melbourne’s Know Violence Against Women Data (kNOwVAWdata) team is working with community organisations in the Asia-Pacific to help reduce the prevalence of family violence in the region.

The project aims to provide better knowledge and stronger support to women in the region, ensuring that they feel empowered to seek assistance and find emergency shelter, as well as implement programs for violent offenders.

The kNOwVAWdata team is already starting to see tangible impacts, with survey results from Vietnam showing that fewer women reported violence by intimate partners in 2019 compared to 2010 – with the greatest improvements in physical and emotional violence and controlling behaviours.

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