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Violence Against Children Survey 2011 - Zimbabwe: Services Received for Violence

The Violence Against Children Survey Services Received for Violence measure includes 11 items from the National Baseline Survey on Life Experiences of Adolescents (NBLSEA 2011). The measure asks respondents to answer questions about seeking services (e.g. counseling, legal, medical) after experiencing a violent event. Violence Against Children Surveys are nationally representative household surveys of children and young adults aged 13 to 24 years. They are designed to measure the prevalence and circumstances surrounding emotional, physical, and sexual violence against males and females in childhood (before age 18). Navigational aspects (i.e., skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included, but can be viewed in the original questionnaire available here

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Geographies Tested: Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children

Items:

1. Now, I would like to you to think back to all the violence incidents we talked about, such as when a wifepartner [husbandpartner], parent or adult relative, or authoritative figure was violent towards you. Did you know of a place or person to go and seek help for any of these violent incidents?

Response options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

2. Did you try to seek professional help for any of these incidents?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

3. Were you successful in receiving any professional help for any of these incidents, like from a health facility or NGO?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

4. Now think back to the most recent incident you had involving violence by a wifepartner [husbandpartner], parent or adult relative, or authority figure. Did you try to receive any services for this most recent incident?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

5. What was the first place you went to try and seek professional help?

Response Options:
Social services offices - 1
Health facility - 2
Traditionalspiritual healer - 3
Police station - 4
Legal aid centre - 5
Church - 6
Community leader - 7
NGO - 8
Other (specify) - 96
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

6. Who, if anyone, helped you go to this service?

Response Options:
Friend - 1
Relative - 2
Teacher - 3
Peerstudent - 4
Other (specify) - 96
No one - 5
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answered - 98

7. How did they help you go to this service?

Response Options:
Transport - 1
Directions - 2
Money - 3
Other (specify) - 96
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

8. How much did this service help you?

Response Options:
Helped me a lot - 1
Some help - 2
No help at all - 3
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

9. Why did you try not to seek services? (Circle all mentioned)

Response Options:
Afraid of getting in trouble - A
Embarrassed for self or my family - B
Did no want abuser to get in trouble - C
Too far to services - D
Afraid of being abandoned - E
Did not think it was a problem - F
Could not afford transport - G
Could not afford service fees - H
Did not needwant services - I
No one to help me - J
Other (specify) - X
Don’t know - Z
Declined to answer - Y

10. Were there any services you would have wanted, but were not available?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don’t know - 88
Declined to answer - 98

11. What services would you have wanted? (Circle all mentioned)

Response Options:
Counseling services - A
Medical services - B
Legal counsel - C
Traditional healerspiritual healer services - D
Police services - E
Some where safe to say - F
Other (specify) - X
Don’t know - Z
Declined to answer - Y

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Original Citation

Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Collaborating Center for Operational Research and Evaluation (CCORE). (2013). National Baseline Survey on Life Experiences of Adolescents, 2011. http://www.togetherforgirls.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UNICEF_NBSLEA-Report-Zimbabwe-23-10-13.pdf

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