The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Domestic Violence Help-Seeking & Disclosure includes 3 items from the Domestic Violence Module that assess help-seeking for and disclosure of violence victimization. These items assess whether the respondent has tried to seek help for any violence they may have experienced in their life, the type of person they sought help from, and whether they disclosed the violence to anyone. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.
Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. Thinking about what you yourself have experienced among the different things we have been talking about, have you ever tried to seek help?
2. From whom have you sought help? Anyone else? RECORD ALL MENTIONED.
Social Service Organization
Other __ (specify)
3. Have you ever told any one about this?
Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Domestic Violence Module https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsq8-dhs-questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm
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