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

Brief Description

This is the first Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) implemented in Tonga, it’s named Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (TMICS) 2019. It generates information on women, men and children in Tonga based on the MICS framework with additional modules from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). 

Tonga MICS 2019 collected data on DV by including a series of questions that were developed by the Demographic and Health Surveys. The objective of the DV module is to measure the prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional violence against women and girls who are, or ever were, married or even who are, or ever have been, living with a man in an intimate relationship. This module also measures the prevalence of physical or sexual violence by perpetrators who are not spouses or cohabiting partners among women, regardless if they have or have not ever been married, since they were 15 years of age. 

Source of Information

Tonga Statistics Department. 2020. Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019, Survey Findings Report. Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Tonga Statistics Department.