Nauru Family Health and Support Study

An exploratory Project on Violence Against Women

No. of pages: 165

Publication date: 2015

Author: UNFPA


The Nauru Family Health and Support Study aimed at obtaining reliable information on violence against women (VAW), its characteristics, and consequences. Although the study initially sought to collect a nationally representative sample of women aged 15-64, due to a low response rate, its findings are derived from a reduced sample of eligible womenin a small group of  districts. The findings of this exploratory study, however, provide a preliminary understanding aroundVAW in the country and serve as a limited evidence base to create awareness campaigns and education programs around gender roles and VAW. This exploratory study also provides important learning for future quantitative studies on VAW in Nauru.