BPS to survey on violence against women in 2014
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) says it is planning a survey for 2014 to collect reliable data on violence against women in Indonesia.
The survey, whi9ch would begin as a pilot in 2013, would use the more reliable multi-country study methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), BPS social resilience statistics chief M. Sairi Hasbullah said on Tuesday.
“We need to adopt a slight modification of the WHO multi-country study methodology to ensure the quality and comparability of the data,” Sairi said at a workshop on domestic violence statistics held by the Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
The BPS plans to use blocks of 9,000 households defined by the 1999 census as a basis for aggregating data on a national level.
The survey will involve the BPS, Bappenas, the Women Empowerment and Child Protection and Health Ministries and several state universities and cover 24 provinces in Java, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Maluku and Papua.
The 2006 National Economic and Social Survey (Susenas) is currently the only BPS survey recording violent crimes against women in the country. (iwa)