Country Maldives
Year 2006
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Maldives Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences is the first ever nationally representative, quantitative research on violence against women in the Maldives. It provides the first ever prevalence rates of different forms of violence against women and girls as well as the impact of that violence on health and other outcomes. Using the World Health Organization’s standardized and rigorous methodology and adhering to strict ethical, safety and quality control procedures has resulted in robust data, and allowed for comparison with countries that undertook the WHO Multi-country Study.

Full Text

The Maldives Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences. Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women’s responses to violence

Source of Information

Ministry of Gender and Family, 2006. The Maldives Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences: Initial Results on Prevalence, Health Outcomes and Women’s Responses to Violence.