Country Liberia
Year 2019 - 2020
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The 2019-20 Liberia DHS included a module of questions designed to obtain information on the extent to which women in Liberia experience domestic violence. These questions asked women about their experience of both intimate partner violence and violence by perpetrators other than husbands or other intimate partners. The module on domestic violence was administered in the 50% subsample of households selected for the men’s survey. In accordance with WHO guidelines on the ethical collection of information on domestic violence, only one eligible woman age 15-49 per household was randomly selected for the module, and the module was not implemented if privacy could not be obtained (WHO 2001). In total, 3,120 women completed the module. Only 1.5% of women eligible for the domestic violence module could not be successfully interviewed with the module because privacy could not be obtained or for other reasons. Special weights were used to adjust for the selection of only one woman per household and to ensure that the domestic violence subsample was nationally representative.

Source of Information

Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health [Liberia], and ICF. 2021. Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20. Monrovia, Liberia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health, and ICF.