UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence

Request for Proposals: United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is seeking proposals for research and secondary analysis using the United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific quantitative data set. The UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence (UNMCS) was led by four United Nations Agencies - UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV – through the joint programme Partners for Prevention (P4P). The study sought to understand how masculinities relate to men’s perceptions and perpetration of violence against women.

The P4P programme closed in March 2018. The national and pooled regional data sets are an asset to the field. P4P and SVRI are committed to ensuring that the data is used to build knowledge on ending violence against women and girls. To ensure this resource is fully utilised, the SVRI has agreed to take over the management of the data set. The SVRI welcomes applications from qualified researchers to access the data set for secondary analysis with the appropriate ethical considerations.

Refer to the Request for Proposals for more information on the data set and selection criteria.

Applications can be submitted by sending a completed Application Form to svri@mrc.ac.za.

  • Dates: Applications will be open from 10 May to 31 August 2018.
  • Period of project: We ask that a draft publication be produced within 12 months of receiving the UNMCS data
  • Further assistance: Please contact svri@mrc.az.za

UNMCS Resources

Refer to the documents below for the regional UNMCS study, as well as the study methodology and survey questionnaires.

Additional materials and resources from the Partners for Prevention programme and the UNMCS study can be accessed here.

Previous articles published using the UNMCS data set

The following journal articles have been published using the UNMCS data set. Applicants for the current call for proposals should avoid replicating these study topics, in order to expand the field of prevention and response to violence against women.

Women’s and men’s reports of past-year prevalence of intimate partner violence and rape and women’s risk factors for intimate partner violence: A multicountry cross-sectional study in Asia and the Pacific. Jewkes R, Fulu E, Naved R.T, Chirwa E, Dunkle K, Haardörfer R, Garcia-Moreno C.PLOS Medicine. 2017.

Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence, and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence. Ling Chan K, Emery C.R, Fulu E, Tolman R.M, Ip P.American Journal of Preventative Medicine.  52, 5, 2017.

Pathways between childhood trauma, intimate partner violence, and harsh parenting: findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Fulu E, Miedema S, Roselli T, McCook S, Ling Chan K, Haardörfer R, Jewkes R.The Lancet. 5, 5, 2017.

Integrating male sexual diversity into violence prevention efforts with men and boys: evidence from the Asia-Pacific Region. Miedema S.S, Yount K.M, Chirwa E, Dunkle K, Fulu E.Culture, Health and Sexuality. 2016.

Men’s Coercive Control, Partner Violence Perpetration, and Life Satisfaction in Bangladesh. Yount K.M. Miedema S.S, Martin C.C, Crandall A.A, Naved R.T.Sex Roles. 74, 450, 2016.

State of the World’s Fathers: A MenCare Advocacy Publication. Levtov R, van der Gaag N, Greene M, Kaufman M, and Barker G. Washington, DC: Promundo, Rutgers, Save the Children, Sonke Gender Justice, and the MenEngage Alliance. 2015.