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20 September 2016

Challenges in measuring violence among female sex workers and their intimate partners: Learnings from Samvedana Plus intervention - Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, India

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  • VAWG themes: VAWG & Social Norms
  • Country: India
  • Project: Karnataka Health Promotion Trust - India

A study of levels of IPV against FSW in this area of Southern India produced a significant anomaly. IPs reported significantly higher incidences of violence than FSW. This presentation looks at three potential hypotheses for the anomaly, namely: IPs over-reported the violence; respondents didn’t understand the question; and FSW under-reported the violence.

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