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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.

Aug 11, 2014
Zero tolerance for violence against women in Nepal

Sadhana Shrestha
THE WIP (Nepal)

"...But the stories in the news just touch on the surface of the problem since these crimes are often under-reported. The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey of 2011 found that more than one in five women aged 15-49 years (22%) had experienced physical violence at some point. 1473 cases of Violence Against Women has been recorded by Women Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) from January to December 2012;3048 cases of Violence Against Women and children and 178 cases of female murder was recorded by INSEC in 2013..."

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