East and Southern Africa

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Regional Workshop on the Planning and Implementation of Prevalence Surveys on Violence against Women, 16 – 19 July 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

UN Women and WHO, in partnership with UNFPA, jointly delivered a regional capacity strengthening workshop on violence against women (VAW) measurement. Representatives from national statistical offices and women’s machineries from 9 countries in East and Southern Africa met in Tanzania to share knowledge and learn about standards and good practices on VAW data collection, analysis, and use.

The main objectives of the workshop were:

  • To strengthen knowledge and understanding on measuring VAW through national prevalence surveys in line with existing globally agreed methodological and ethical standards;
  • To guide decisions on the planning and implementation of VAW surveys based on best practices and lessons learned;
  • To guide the questionnaire and methodology development/adaptation processes based on specific country contexts;
  • To strategize coordination and synergy-building among various institutions in undertaking data collection and analysis;
  • To explore innovative, systematic and sustainable ways of data collection, analysis, and use;
  • To share experiences and lessons learned on VAW measurements across countries in the region; and
  • To provide inputs into planned or on-going country surveys, and assess country commitments to undertaking VAW surveys.



Meeting report

List of participations

Group photo