MAEVe Monthly Panel Session: Using data to end violence against women

The topic for our seminar this September is The kNOwVAW data project: Using data to end violence against women; perspectives from UNFPA regional and country offices in the Asia and Pacific. Our speakers for this seminar are Dr Cathy Vaughan and Dr Kristin Diemer from The University of Melbourne, and we will hear about the importance of data measuring violence against women in their country including Pakistan, Laos, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Across Asia and the Pacific, surveys have indicated that between 15 percent and 68 percent of women have experienced physical or sexual violence, at the hands of an intimate partner. A number of countries still lack data on the prevalence of violence against women – and many governments do not yet have the ability to measure it accurately and safely.

The kNOwVAWdata project is a key partnership between The University of Melbourne, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Office, and Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) to strengthen measurement of violence against women across Asia and the Pacific. The partners are developing a standalone curriculum based on internationally recognized national violence against women prevalence survey methodologies – the World Health Organization (WHO) Multi-Country Study and the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Domestic Violence Module – enabling the gathering of data on the prevalence of violence against women with integrity to protect the well-being and dignity of both the interviewees and interviewers

This seminar will be held at The University of Melbourne, 109 (Theatre 2), Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton.

Seminar details:

  • Date: Monday 24th September
  • Time: 12pm-1pm
  • Venue: The University of Melbourne, 109 (Theatre 2) Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton

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