Tools for Gender-Based Violence Data

High-quality data are essential for a country to get an accurate picture of how gender-based violence (GBV) is affecting its population—as is true with any public health issue.

High-quality data are essential for a country to get an accurate picture of how gender-based violence (GBV) is affecting its population—as is true with any public health issue. To improve data quality of data collection and data quality for people who report having experienced GBV, MEASURE Evaluation—funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed several materials and a job aid.

The goals were to identify how well providers of healthcare and other services for GBV (for example, legal and law enforcement) understand indicators that should be recorded and reported on GBV and to help them collect the necessary data. The materials were developed with funding from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

MEASURE Evaluation’s suite of GBV materials was recently posted online. Among them are the GEND_GBV Rapid Data Quality Review Tool that helps identify data collection and reporting gaps. Another tool, the Improving GEND_GBV Data Quality: Methods for Assessment, is an aid for the monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) of indicators required by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. These indicators help to understand data quality challenges and gaps, plus the successes of implementing partners in capturing and reporting on the number of individuals who received post-violence clinical care services, based on a minimum package of services that includes counseling, treatment of injuries, screening for sexually transmitted diseases, rapid HIV testing, post-exposure prophylaxis for exposure to HIV, emergency contraception and referrals to other services. 

Other materials that help providers to collect and use data on GBV are the Improving GEND_GBV Data Quality: Improvement Action Strategy, and a job aid—Improving GEND_GBV Data Quality to Enhance PEPFAR Program Performance