Study on women's and men's health and life experiences in Papua

06 Oct 2016


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia, Statistics Indonesia (BPS), and Rifka Annisa, conducted a survey on health and life experiences in four districts in the provinces of Papua and West Papua. It found the rate of violence against women to be similar to the global statistics—38 percent of women who participated in the study have experienced a physical or sexual violence at least once.

The methodology was modeled after the World Health Organization’s multi-country study on gender based violence, which found one in three women have suffered at least one form of physical or sexual violence. It was the first of such a study BPS conducted that used the global standard methodology, which took into account ethical and safety sensitivities, and the privacy of the respondents.

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