UNESCAP Announces Two Gender-Related Papers
Monday, February 6, 2006 12:45 PM

The United  Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has announced two new publications dealing with gender-related issues.  Discussion Paper No. 17, entitled "Violence Against and Trafficking in Women as Symptoms of Discrimination: The Potential of CEDAW as an Antidote", examines the relevance of CEDAW in promoting gender equity and thereby reducing trafficking in women.  Discussion Paper No. 18, "Gender and HIV/AIDS in the Asia Pacific Region", analyzes the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, including such factors as poverty, gender discrimination, substance abuse, and violence against women.  Lastly, UNESCAP announces the creation of a new webpage, providing reports, documents, and sources on combating Commerical Sexual Exploitation of Chilidren (CSEC). 

Compiled from: "Gender and Development Discussion Paper Series No. 18: Gender and HIV/AIDS in the Asia and Pacific region", UNESCAP, 7 February 2006.