Country Bangladesh
Year 2011
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics has conducted a comprehensive survey on Violence Against Women for the first time in 2011. UNFPA provided financial and technical support for the survey. The main objective of the study was to generate official statistics on the status of Violence Against Women in Bangladesh. To ensure representation of each division with urban rural break-up the survey was done in a subset of existing Integrated Multi Purpose Sample (IMPS) of BBS with allocation of clusters from 7 urban and 7 rural substrata representing 7 administrative Divisions of the country. The survey covered 420 PSUs from IMPS design and 12600 households. From each household one woman was selected as respondent for the survey. It may be mention that, during designing the questionnaire, experts from research organizations and NGOs were consulted and the recommendations of United Nations Statistics Division were reviewed.

Full Text

Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2011

Source of Information

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 2013. Violence Against Women Survey 2011. Dhaka, Bangladesh.