ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls Data Collection and Use

In 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women (ASEAN RPA on VAW) was adopted and recognized that violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an “obstacle to the social and economic development of communities and states as well as the achievement of internationally agreed-upon development goals,” including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given this recognition, ASEAN Member States agreed to develop and disseminate these ASEAN Regional Guidelines on VAWG Data Collection and Use (herein referred to as the ASEAN VAWG Data Guidelines) that build upon national and international good practices.

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