The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Madison Mellish, Susan Settergren, and Henry Sapuwa
Primary Language: English
Among the many efforts of the Government of Malawi to prevent and respond to GBV, the Department of Gender Affairs from the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare currently is working to improve GBV data systems and data use. As a part of this effort, the USAID-funded Health Policy Project has conducted a literature review to help to contribute to a better-informed national GBV response through identification and synthesis of existing studies and key government documents on gender-based violence in Malawi.
The literature review was conducted primarily using online search methods and then followed-up with collection of documents not available online by country partners as needed. The literature was conducted to help answer how, in Malawi: GBV is defined and measured and see whether or not definitions are comparable throughout the literature; look at the prevalence rates of the various forms of GBV and how they compare across data sources; find out what information is available on GBV among specific populations or in specific settings; what factors are associated with GBV; what the impact of GBV is; what information is available on interventions and effectiveness; and what the key government documents on GBV are and how they address the issue.