Public Notice: Guyana Women's Health and Life Experience Survey
The Government of Guyana through the University of Guyana and the BOS announces implementation of the Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experience Survey.
The University of Guyana (UG) in collaboration with the Bureau of Statistics (BOS), UN Women, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States Agency International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has recently embarked upon a project geared towards a better understanding of women’s health and life experiences in Guyana. The main goal of the study is to obtain reliable estimates of the prevalence and incidence of different forms of violence against women. The prevalence data will capture the consequences for women, their children and families; women’s help seeking behaviour and the risk and protective factors for violence.
In order to achieve these objectives, a survey will be conducted across all ten (10) administrative Regions of Guyana to achieve the following outcomes:
- Systemic data on women’s health and life experience informs service provision and prevention strategies;
- National prevalence data accessible and Informs key policies related health, education, citizen security and poverty reduction; and
- Quality gender equality statistics are available to meet policy and reporting commitments and contribute to the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals, CEDAW and Beijing Platform for Action.
The population under study for the GWHLE will include women and girls in households who are 15 – 64 years of age. Interviewers are presently in the field conducting a pre-test of the survey, thereafter the national survey will commence in May 2018.
The Bureau of Statistics would therefore like to inform the general public that during this period its interviewers and other field operatives would be visiting households across the country to collect women’s health information. The information provided would be treated confidentially and the usual cooperation of the public would be appreciated.
Bureau of Statistics
34 Main & Hope Streets
Tel # 227-1155, 227-0480, 227-3377
Fax # 226-2036
- The University of Guyana