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.
THE KATHMANDU POST (KATHMANDU, NEPAL)
"...The Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2011 reveals that among married women in between the ages 15-49 years, 38 percent of the women in the Tarai have experienced emotional, physical or sexual violence committed by their husband. And according to the Didi Bahini report, 46 percent of its male respondents curiously blame women for the violence they face. Most, including VDC officials, teachers and police officers, argue that a woman invites violence on herself by the clothes she chooses to wear, places she visits and the people she associates with..."