CURRENT POLL IN SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Understanding Sexual & Gender Based Violence in Malawi
8 questions polled on this topic
36% response rate
54,643 responded out of 150,741 polled
Dec 8. 2018
Is sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against women and girls an issue in your community?
Dec 8. 2018
Who are most likely to experience SGBV in your community?
Dec 8. 2018
What is the best way to end SGBV against women and girls?
Dec 8. 2018
How important are men and boys in ending SGBV against women and girls?
Dec 8. 2018
Please tell us how we can end SGBV against women and girls
Dec 8. 2018
What services exist for victims of SGBV in your community?
Dec 8. 2018
Please tell us how victims of SGBV are assisted in your community
Dec 8. 2018
What type of violence do they experience?

POLL RESULTS

DEC 8. 2018
Is sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against women and girls an issue in your community?
54,643 responded out of 150,741 polled
Female
65%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
16%
B. No
 
B. No
19%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know

Male
63%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
20%
B. No
 
B. No
17%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know
0-14
62%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
15%
B. No
 
B. No
22%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know

15-19
60%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
20%
B. No
 
B. No
20%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know

20-24
63%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
19%
B. No
 
B. No
18%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know

25-30
66%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
17%
B. No
 
B. No
16%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know

31-34
68%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
17%
B. No
 
B. No
16%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know

35+
70%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
16%
B. No
 
B. No
14%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know
64%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
19%
B. No
 
B. No
18%
C. I don't know
 
C. I don't know
DEC 8. 2018
Who are most likely to experience SGBV in your community?
43,978 responded out of 52,439 polled
Female
18%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
25%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
20%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
34%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls

Male
16%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
29%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
21%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
30%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls
0-14
24%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
32%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
17%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
5%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
22%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls

15-19
19%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
30%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
19%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
29%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls

20-24
17%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
27%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
21%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
32%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls

25-30
16%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
27%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
21%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
34%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls

31-34
16%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
27%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
22%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
31%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls

35+
18%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
25%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
20%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
5%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
32%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls
17%
A. Girls aged 10 and below
 
A. Girls aged 10 and below
27%
B. 11-15 year old girls
 
B. 11-15 year old girls
21%
C. 16-30 year old women
 
C. 16-30 year old women
3%
D. Women above 30
 
D. Women above 30
32%
E. All women and girls
 
E. All women and girls
DEC 8. 2018
What is the best way to end SGBV against women and girls?
41,431 responded out of 46,440 polled
Female
26%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
26%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
14%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
29%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other

Male
24%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
28%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
14%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
28%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other
0-14
35%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
31%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
14%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
15%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other

15-19
27%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
31%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
13%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
22%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
7%
E. Other
 
E. Other

20-24
24%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
27%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
14%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
30%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
6%
E. Other
 
E. Other

25-30
23%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
26%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
15%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
31%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other

31-34
25%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
27%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
15%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
29%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
4%
E. Other
 
E. Other

35+
23%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
25%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
18%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
29%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
4%
E. Other
 
E. Other
24%
A. Prosecute offenders
 
A. Prosecute offenders
27%
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
 
B. Educate boys and girls on SGBV
14%
C. Engage men and boys to change att
 
C. Engage men and boys to change att
29%
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
 
D. Raise community awareness on SGBV
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other
DEC 8. 2018
How important are men and boys in ending SGBV against women and girls?
39,232 responded out of 42,524 polled
Female
78%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
12%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
3%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
4%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know

Male
80%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
11%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
3%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
3%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know
0-14
72%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
14%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
5%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
5%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know

15-19
72%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
14%
B. Important
 
B. Important
5%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
4%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
6%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know

20-24
79%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
12%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
3%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
4%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know

25-30
83%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
9%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
2%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
3%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know

31-34
84%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
10%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
1%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
1%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know

35+
86%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
7%
B. Important
 
B. Important
2%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
3%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
2%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know
79%
A. Very important
 
A. Very important
11%
B. Important
 
B. Important
3%
C. A bit important
 
C. A bit important
3%
D. Not important
 
D. Not important
4%
E. Don''t know
 
E. Don''t know
DEC 8. 2018
Please tell us how we can end SGBV against women and girls
2,445 responded out of 2,849 polled
sgbv
civic
ndi
education
women
girls
anthu
community
kwa
people
men
atsikana
awareness
ku
kuti
can
educate
nkhanza
nkhaza
za
boys
educating
chilango
police
azimayi
pa
know
offenders
ena
violence
gender
laws
kukanena
onse
amayi
komanso
kuipa
mabungwe
kapena
kupita
olakwa
anyamata
kuphunzitsa
rights
change
chifukwa
end
khaza
kupeleka
raise
DEC 8. 2018
What services exist for victims of SGBV in your community?
36,874 responded out of 40,258 polled
Female
31%
A. Health
 
A. Health
24%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
25%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None

Male
30%
A. Health
 
A. Health
25%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
25%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None
0-14
35%
A. Health
 
A. Health
25%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
18%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
7%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None

15-19
33%
A. Health
 
A. Health
22%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
23%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
6%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None

20-24
30%
A. Health
 
A. Health
24%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
26%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None

25-30
28%
A. Health
 
A. Health
26%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
26%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None

31-34
28%
A. Health
 
A. Health
28%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
26%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
4%
D. Other
 
D. Other
14%
E. None
 
E. None

35+
30%
A. Health
 
A. Health
29%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
23%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
4%
D. Other
 
D. Other
13%
E. None
 
E. None
30%
A. Health
 
A. Health
25%
B. Legal Aid
 
B. Legal Aid
25%
C. Support groups
 
C. Support groups
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other
15%
E. None
 
E. None
DEC 8. 2018
Please tell us how victims of SGBV are assisted in your community
2,046 responded out of 2,420 polled
police
support
ndi
victim
unit
ku
community
assisted
amathandizidwa
report
know
sgbv
za
mabungwe
kwa
go
victims
don
offenders
anthu
cases
kuti
taken
people
groups
girls
reporting
health
kupita
reported
nkhaza
station
village
chithandizo
help
omwe
get
hospital
services
case
chiefs
pa
women
atsikana
court
education
leaders
nkhanza
ufulu
civic
DEC 8. 2018
What type of violence do they experience?
33,769 responded out of 39,095 polled
Female
47%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
18%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
35%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

Male
44%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
20%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
36%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above
0-14
57%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
16%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
27%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

15-19
51%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
17%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
31%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

20-24
46%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
20%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
34%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

25-30
43%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
20%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
38%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

31-34
42%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
17%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
41%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

35+
40%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
19%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
41%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above
45%
A. Sexual violence
 
A. Sexual violence
19%
B. Gender-based violence
 
B. Gender-based violence
35%
C. All of the above
 
C. All of the above

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