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The research on GBV through the lenses of masculinity is scarce. This qualitative research, supported by UNFPA China and Partners for Prevention, was undertaken as part of the Asia-Pacific regional study on GBV – the UN Multicountry Study on Men and Violence. It aims to understand the links between the dominant notions of masculinity (‘what it means to be a man’) and the GBV occurrence in China. The qualitative ndings complement data generated from the quantitative research and contribute to building a comprehensive evidence base for effective programming and advocacy to eliminate GBV in China. 

 

 

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The China Ministry of Health (MOH) and United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Project of Psychological Support to Survivors of the Wenchuan Earthquake lasted for one year from the 1st of January till 31st of December, 2009.

As a part of the Project, core information cards were developed through a series of community trainings and were pre-tested by a team of national experts. The end-users of the core information cards are trained community and village managers woking in health, the Women’s Federation, civil affairs, aging and other areas.

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This study was led by UNFPA China with technical support from Partners for Prevention (P4P), a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV Asia-Pacific Regional Joint Programme for Gender-based Violence Prevention. The study is part of P4P’s Asia and the Pacific regional research project, UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence: Understanding gender, masculinities and power to prevent gender-based violence (GBV), which is being conducted in six countries in the Asia- Pacific region. 

 

 

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This qualitative report, Hard Struggles in Times of Change: A Qualitative Study on Masculinities and Gender-Based Violence in Contemporary China, is part of the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, a regional study on masculinities and gender-based violence coordinated by Partners for Prevention (P4P), a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV Asia-Pacific regional joint programme for gender-based violence prevention. The qualitative study aims to look in-depth at individual men and women’s life histories to understand how they may have impacted on their gender practices and gender beliefs today in relation to gender-based violence in contemporary China.This study also aims to understand the trajectory of expression of (counter) hegemonic practices of masculinities and femininities across and throughout men and women’s lives, reflecting acceptance or rejection of violence in society.

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This study was funded and led by UNFPA China with technical support from Partners for Prevention (P4P), a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV Asia-Pacific Regional Joint Programme for Gender-based Violence Prevention. The study is part of P4P’s Asia and the Pacific regional research project, UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence, which is being conducted in seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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At the end of 2013, UNFPA closed the Strategic Plan that had been guiding the organization since 2008. Earlier in the year, UNFPA developed a new Strategic Plan for 2014 through 2017. The new plan is focused squarely on addressing the un nished agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD, with a particular concentration on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

 

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Imbalanced SRB in China has grown continuously over the past 30 years, from 107.6 male live births per 100 females in 1982 to 120.5 in 2005, with a slight drop in 2010 to 117.948 . The SRB in rural areas is significantly higher than that in urban areas. In rural areas, SRB reached 122.9 in 2005 and 122.19 in 2010. SRB is also rising rapidly in urban areas from 109.9 in 1990 to 117.1 in 2005 and even to 120.210 in 2010. 

 

 

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Children are the foundation of our society and culture, and the healthy development of children is the basis for positive human and social development. In recent years, great improvements have been made in the survival and development of China’s children, but great internal disparities remain. 

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The State of World Population 2013, published by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, highlights the main challenges of adolescent pregnancy and its serious impacts on girls’ education, health and long-term employmentopportunities. The report also showswhat can be done to curb this trendand protect girls’ human rights and well-being. 

 

 

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In 2013, UNFPA in China continued to support national capacity to promote linkages between changing population dynamics and development planning, thus facilitating informed and evidence-based population policies. UNFPA provided technical support to formulate sectoral responses to challenges and opportunities posed by rapid urbanization, migration and ageing, and to consider comprehensive policy options when faced with complex and interlinked changes in population dynamics.

 

 

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