The 2019 Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is the third such survey to be conducted in the country as a follow up to the 2009 and 2014 surveys. For the first time, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) was used in conducting the survey in the country. The survey was designed to collect information on a variety of socioeconomic and health indicators required to inform the planning, implementation and monitoring of national policies and programmes for the enhancement of the welfare of women and children.
The 2019 MICS questionnaire included a domestic violence module, which was adopted from the 2015 ZDHS. Information was collected on both domestic violence (also known as spousal violence or intimate partner violence) and violence by other family members or unrelated individuals. This chapter presents the findings for adolescent girls and women age 15-49 who have experienced interpersonal physical or sexual violence, and describes from whom they sought help. It also provides detailed information from ever-married women on their experience of spousal emotional, physical, and sexual violence, at any time in their lives and in the past 12 months, the physical consequences of the violence, and when the violence first began in the relationship. Information on women’s perpetration of spousal violence is also included.
Source of Information
Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) and UNICEF (2019). Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019, Survey Findings Report. Harare, Zimbabwe: ZIMSTAT and UNICEF.