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2015 Report on Bangladesh Violence Against Women Survey

The main objective of this survey is to generate official statistics on the prevalence and nature of VAW in Bangladesh. The information gained from this survey indicates the prevalence of various forms of violence, its causes and consequences, risk factors and perceptions regarding VAW. It provides data that can be disaggregated to the national, divisional, urban and rural levels and enables Bangladesh to comply with the United Nations recommendation to measure and make VAW data available. The end goal is to generate evidence that is used to guide policy formulation, programs and interventions and to improve existing legal frameworks.

The VAW Survey 2015 methodology was based on UNSD and WHO recommendations and the sample design ensured representation of seven divisions, rural areas, city corporations and urban areas other than city corporations. By applying appropriate weights, national estimates of violence were also derived.