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The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is custodian of 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 periodically puts out calls for applications from qualified researchers to access the data set for secondary analysis.

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

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

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.

Laslett, A., Kuntsche, S., Wilson, I. M., Taft, A., Fulu, E., Jewkes, R., & Graham, K. (2022). The relationship between fathers’ heavy episodic drinking and fathering involvement in five Asia‐Pacific countries: An individual participant data meta‐analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 46(12), 2137–2148.
Postmus, J. L., Nikolova, K., Lin, H.-F., & Johnson, L. (2022). Women’s Economic Abuse Experiences: Results from the UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(15–16), NP13115–NP13142.
Laslett, A., Graham, K., Wilson, I. M., Kuntsche, S., Fulu, E., Jewkes, R., & Taft, A. (2021). Does drinking modify the relationship between men’s gender‐inequitable attitudes and their perpetration of intimate partner violence? A meta‐analysis of surveys of men from seven countries in the Asia Pacific region. Addiction, 116(12), 3320–3332.
Jewkes, R., Jordaan, E., Myrttinen, H., & Gibbs, A. (2020). Masculinities and violence: using latent class analysis to investigate the origins and correlates of differences between men in the cross-sectional UN Multi-country Study on men and violence in Asia and the Pacific. Journal of Global Health, 10(2), 020439.
James-Hawkins, L., Naved, R. T., Cheong, Y. F., & Yount, K. M. (2019). Multilevel Influences on Depressive Symptoms among Men in Bangladesh. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 20(1), 104–114.
Semenza, D. C., Roof, K. A., James‐Hawkins, L., Cheong, Y. F., Naved, R. T., & Yount, K. M. (2019). Gender‐Equitable Parental Decision Making and Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration in Bangladesh. Journal of Marriage and Family, 81(4), 920–935.
James-Hawkins, L., Cheong, Y. F., Naved, R. T., & Yount, K. M. (2018). Gender Norms, Violence in Childhood, and Men’s Coercive Control in Marriage: A Multilevel Analysis of Young Men in Bangladesh. Psychology of Violence, 8(5), 580–595.
Yount, K. M., James-Hawkins, L., Cheong, Y. F., & Naved, R. T. (2018). Men’s Perpetration of Partner Violence in Bangladesh: Community Gender Norms and Violence in Childhood. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19(1), 117–130.
Jewkes, R., Fulu, E., Tabassam Naved, R., Chirwa, E., Dunkle, K., Haardörfer, R., Garcia-Moreno, C., & UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence Study Team. (2017). 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. PLoS Medicine, 14(9), e1002381.
Fulu, E., Miedema, S., Roselli, T., McCook, S., Chan, K. L., Haardörfer, R., Jewkes, R., & UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence study team. (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. The Lancet. Global Health, 5(5), e512–e522.
Chan, K. L., Emery, C. R., Fulu, E., Tolman, R. M., & Ip, P. (2017). Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence, and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 52(5), 671–679.
Miedema, S. S., Yount, K. M., Chirwa, E., Dunkle, K., & Fulu, E. (2017). Integrating male sexual diversity into violence prevention efforts with men and boys: evidence from the Asia-Pacific Region. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 19(2), 208–224.
Yount, K. M., Miedema, S. S., Martin, C. C., Crandall, A., & Naved, R. T. (2016). Men’s Coercive Control, Partner Violence Perpetration, and Life Satisfaction in Bangladesh. Sex Roles, 74(9), 450–463.
Levtov, R., van der Gaag, N., Greene, M., Kaufman, M., & Barker, G. (2015). State of the World’s Fathers: A MenCare Advocacy Publication. Promundo, Rutgers, Save the Children, Sonke Gender Justice, and the MenEngage Alliance.
Fulu, E., Warner, X., Miedema, S., & Liou, C. (2013). Toolkit for replicating the UN Multicountry Study on Men and Violence: understanding why some men use violence against women and how we can prevent it. UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV.
Gibbs, A., Dunkle, K., & Jewkes, R. (n.d.). The prevalence, patterning and associations with depressive symptoms and self-rated health of emotional and economic intimate partner violence: a three-country population based study. Journal of Global Health, 10(1), 010415.
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