Inspired by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development that aims to halve gender violence by 2015, MWAGCD, GL and Musasa measured Violence Against Women (VAW) experience and perpetration. With 6600 respondents from all ten provinces (3326 women and 3274 men) the study is the first standalone, nationally representative and comprehensive community-based VAW research study in the country.The study combined qualitative and quantitative methods to measure gender attitudes, selected health-related behavior and exposure to prevention campaigns among women and men in Zimbabwe.

About a quarter (26%) of women interviwed experienced some form of violence (psychological, emotional, economic, physical or sexual) perpetrated by an intimate partner in the period 2011-2012. Thirteen percent of men in the country admit to perpetrating some form of violence against their intimate partners during a similar period. Sixty-nine percent of women experienced while 41% of men admitted to perpetrating intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime.

Click here for the findings of the Zimbabwe VAW baseline study.

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