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DVHSOCWEL (DVHSOCWEL)
Sought help to stop violence: District social welfare officer

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Description

DVHSOCWEL indicates whether the respondent sought help from a district social welfare officer or center to stop the physical or sexual abuse.

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DVHSOCWEL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DVHSOCWEL is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire or any version of the standard domestic violence module.

Universe

  • Malawi 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.
  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married 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, or sexual violence at any time.
  • Malawi: 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W
  • Pakistan: 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W