The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics has conducted the second round of the VAW survey in 2015. The main objective of the survey is to generate official statistics on the prevalence of different forms of violence against women. UNFPA and European Union (EU) provided financial and technical support for the survey. To ensure geographical representation of each division and urban and rural areas, the survey was done using a subset of the existing Integrated Multi-purpose Sample (IMPS) of the BBS.The clusters were allocated from seven urban,seven rural and seven city corporation substrata representing seven administrative divisions of the country. The survey covered 911 primary sample units (PSUs) and 22,775 households. One woman was selected from each household as a respondent in the survey. During the questionnaire design phase, experts from research organizations and NGOs were consulted and the UNSD recommendations were reviewed. The questionnaire was designed in intelligent character recognition (ICR) readable formatand consisted of two questionnaires: the household questionnaire, comprising household and individual modules; and the women’s questionnaire, containing questions on partner and non-partner violence and help seeking behaviour.
Source of Information
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistics and Informatics Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 2016. Report on Violence Against Women Survey 2015. Dhaka, Bangladesh.