ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2021/MANUAL.3
Publication Type: Data and Statistics
Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology
Focus Area: Statistics
Initiatives: Gender statistics
Keywords: Gender statistics, Gender-based violence, Early marriage, Sustainable development, Agenda
Violence Against Women Survey Implementation Toolkit: Complete questionnaire for a stand-alone survey
Improving tools to measure Violence Against Women (VAW) in conjunction with disseminating the statistical information generated from them is the first step to strengthening national capacities for developing policies and programmes that address this issue effectively. Moreover, the development of a common framework for a methodology to measure VAW will allow focus on specific challenges facing different regions and contexts. Through development and partnership in standardizing a regional methodology for agreed indicators to assess the prevalence of VAW, it is possible to develop and accelerate the adoption of advanced mechanisms for data collection and measurement of VAW in national statistical offices.