IVAWSInternational Violence Against Women Survey
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any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life (IVAWS 2005, p.
The scope of this definition is even more comprehensive than the definition of family violence included in WSS, 1996 and IVAWS, 2005.
The International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS) is a single-round survey which has been completed in nine countries.
The definitions of violence and partnership used in the DHS and IVAWS are outlined in Tables 2 and 3; items constituting severe abuse are starred.
IVAWS estimates are weighted according to the age profiles provided by the UN Statistical Division for the year of the survey to adjust for bias due to non-response.
The prevalence of intimate partner violence during pregnancy in IVAWS could not be calculated directly, as the surveys did not collect information on the number of ever-pregnant women in their samples.