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Fighting violence against women with better data in the Asia-Pacific

Violence against women has taken some particularly vicious forms in Asia and the Pacific the last few years, with headlines including acid attacks, gang rapes and honor killings. Recently, a new program has joined the fight against gender-based violence in a most supportive role – strengthening the region’s capacity to collect better data using better methods for better policies.

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Once-bustling refugee camp grows quiet in Jordan

Mohammad Othman’s bicycle route through the marketplace in the Syrian refugee camp of Zaatari was once a struggle against a tide of people. Now it’s an easy ride. So many residents have left for the West, or been forced back to Syria by Jordanian authorities, that Zaatari, once the fastest-growing refugee camp in the Middle East, has gone quiet.

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