Physical and sexual violence against women

Modified on 2013/05/17 12:22 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Violence against women

From gender issues to gender statistics on physical and sexual violence against women: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
How widespread is physical or sexual violence against women? What groups of women have a higher prevalence of this type of violence? Number of women who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in the past 12 months and during their lifetime. As much as possible data should be disaggregated by: age, relationship to perpetrator, educational attainment, ethnicity, migration status, wealth status of the household, urban/rural areas, geographic areas. Violence against women surveys

Module on violence against women attached to household surveys such as DHS or other health or social-related survey
How often do victims of violence against women report the violence incident or access other services of support? Number of women who have experienced violence in the past 12 months by type of violence, severity of violence and type of services accessed. Violence against women surveys
What are women’s and men’s attitudes toward wife-beating? In their view, is wife-beating in certain circumstances justified? Persons agreeing with a statement that wife-beating is justified in certain circumstances by sex. Household surveys such as DHS

Violence against women surveys