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Violence Against Women Baseline Study Zimbabwe
Written by Colleen Lowe Morna and Saeanna Chingamuka (editors) | 20 November 13
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About a quarter (26%) of women in Zimbabwe 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 the same period. Sixty-nine percent of women experienced while 41% of men admitted to perpetrating intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime.

In the majority of cases, women and men reported multiple intermittent incidents of physical or sexual IPV. This is evidence of the cycle of VAW that is also recurrent. Unique to this study is that of all the forms of IPV, a greater proportion of women report experience compared to the proportion of men that report perpetrating IPV against their female partners.


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  Foreword, Executive Summary - 446652 KB
  Ch 1: Background and context of violence - 341087 KB
  Ch 2: Scope and methodologies - 337503 KB
  Ch 3: Extent of violence - 342219 KB
  Ch 4: Effects of violence - 129431 KB
  Ch 5: Drivers of violence - 224644 KB
  Ch 6: Prevention and participation - 723435 KB
  Ch 7: Protection - 610499 KB
  Ch 8: Co-ordinated strategies - 182944 KB
  Ch 9: Conclusions and recommendations - 158338 KB
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Year of publication2013
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