This report is based on the Tuvalu Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), conducted in 2019–2020 by the Tuvalu Central Statistics Division in collaboration with Ministry of Health and other key Government ministries, UNICEF, UNFPA, the Pacific Community (SPC) and other partners. The survey provides statistically sound and internationally comparable data essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes, and for monitoring progress toward national goals and global commitments.
Tuvalu MICS 2019–2020 collected data on domestic violence (DV) by including a series of questions that were developed for the domestic violence module of the Demographic and Health Surveys. The objective of the domestic violence 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. The 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
Central Statistics Division. 2021. Tuvalu Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019–2020, Survey Findings Report. Funafuti, Tuvalu: Central Statistics Division.