Country Bangladesh
Year 2001
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women, sponsored by the World Health Organization, between 2000 and 2003 collected data from over 24 000 women in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Namibia, Peru, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand, and the United Republic of Tanzania. The Study assessed women’s experiences of violence using a questionnaire developed and validated for cross-cultural use, with a special focus on violence by intimate partners. It also investigated how such violence is associated with ill-health and injury, and the strategies that women use to cope with the violence.

In Bangladesh, two institutions based in Dhaka participated in the Study: ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research, and Naripokkho. The Study implementation was funded by the Urban Primary Health Care Project (Government of Bangladesh–Asian Development Bank). Data collection in the field took place in 2001.

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Source of Information

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