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Agencies Seek Better Data on Violence Against Women in Asia-Pacific

Researcher Henriette Jansen was running a workshop in Southeast Asia on the best ways to survey women about domestic violence when one participant had an epiphany. Interviewers in the participant's country had questioned women on their experience of domestic violence while their husbands were present, and they found only 3 percent of women had ever suffered physical or sexual violence. The figure was at odds with other surveys in the region showing that 15 percent to 68 percent of...

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