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Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.

Nov 9, 2015
Nepal acknowledges urgent need to eliminate child marriage and violence against women and girls at the Human Rights Council

CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS (KATHMANDU, NEPAL)

"...The letter also notes how child marriage exposes young girls to physical and sexual violence, including early and forced initiation into sex and marital rape. According to the 2011 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), 47% of women who first had sex before the age of 15 years and 28.6% of women who first had sex between the ages of 15-19 stated that their initial experience of sexual intercourse was forced and against their will—with the majority of these cases having occurred within marriage. Husbands are reportedly the perpetrators of sexual violence in nearly 90% of sexual abuse cases in Nepal..."

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