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Field Detail
Theme Human Development
Code HD-GEN-1.13
Sub-theme Gender
Name Attitudes towards violence against women
Definition Percentage of adult population who think men are justified in physical violence against female partner for given reasons. 0 is GOOD as 100 percent means all persons 15 years of age and over agree or support VAW
Calculation/Formula Number of women and men 15+ years who agree with one or more reasons for male hitting female partner / Total population 15+ years x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 15+ years
Assumptions That information is correctly reported in a census or survey and based on a clear definition of violence
Limitations Under-reporting to authorities
Intended Direction of change Decrease
Purpose/Rationale Provide benchmark data to assist in efforts to eliminate VAW. Contribute to increase in respect for gender equality and women’s human rights; building of safer environment and communities
Policy Linkages International conventions/ frameworks endorsed by PIC governments (UNCEDAW; UDHR; UNSCR1325; BPA; PPA)
Preferred Data Sources DHS
Alternative_Data Sources Police Records (regular); Health records (regular); Gender-Based Violence Surveys (GBV); Family health surveys.
Census - HIES - DHS tag DHS
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management HDP
Comments / Regional Trend Analysis Under-reporting to authorities in many countries, lack of sufficient funding for data collection and analysis
Means of Verification (outside NSO system) Police Records (regular); Health records (regular); or Woman's Departments
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Number of women and men 15+ years who agree with one or more reasons for male hitting female partner
Denominator Total population 15+ years
Factor x 100
Unit %