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DVHGOV (DVHGOV)
Sought help to stop violence: Dedicated government agency

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Description

For women who were randomly selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module and had experienced physical or sexual abuse, DVHGOV indicates whether they sought help from a relevant government agency to stop that abuse.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Angola
Nepal

Comparability

Apart from slight differences in question wording, DVHGOV is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DVHGOV 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.

Comparability — Angola [top]

The 2015 Angola survey includes "Ministry of Family and the Promotion of Women" as a response category.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2016 Nepal survey includes "One-stop Crisis Management Center (OCMC)" as a response category.

Universe

  • Angola 2015: 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: 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.
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B