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Sought help to stop violence: Gender-based violence watch group

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For women who were randomly selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module and had experienced physical or sexual abuse, DVHGBV indicates whether they sought help from a gender-based violence (GBV) watch group to stop that abuse.


DVHGBV has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DVHGBV is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is based on a question included in Phase V forward of the standard domestic violence module.


  • Nepal 2016: Women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module, and who have experienced physical violence since age 15, while pregnant, or at any time from their current/former husband/partner, or sexual violence at any time.
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W