Investigation of Facility-Level Gender-Based Violence Data Collection and Tracking

Investigation of Facility-Level Gender-Based Violence Data Collection and Tracking
Abstract: Gender-based violence (GBV), a prevalent but underreported public health problem, disproportionately affects millions of women and girls worldwide. A key objective of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally is to improve the collection, analysis and use of data and research to advance GBV prevention and response efforts. Further, integrating GBV services in family planning (FP) programming is a technical priority for the Office of Population & Reproductive Health. However, one area that needs further investigation is how to efficiently and effectively monitor routine screening for GBV, including but not limited to reproductive coercion and other forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence (NPSV). In response to this gap, this report focuses on data collection and reporting practices related to GBV identification and response, including routine screening and first-line support, in FP clinics and other facilities that provide sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS).

This activity involved conducting a literature review, a review of USAID-funded project monitoring documents, and informational interviews to gather information on facilities’ practices related to data collection and reporting on routine screening and first-line support for GBV among FP clients. The findings from all stages of the investigation were analyzed to identify common themes and provide insights into data collection processes and challenges.
Shortname: SR-23-202
Author(s): Data for Impact
Year: 2023
Language: English