Implementation 2007 survey

2007 Survey

School going youth in Namibia complete the questionnaire as part of the 2007 survey

School children completing questionnaires, Namibia, 2007

This survey took place in 10 Southern African countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In each country field workers interviewed adults aged 16-60 in households in a representative sample of communities, covering some 24,000 people across the 10 countries. In schools serving the same communities, more than 93,000 school going youth completed their own questionnaires, with the questions read out by facilitators in the classrooms. The questionnaires covered knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to gender, gender violence and HIV.

In eight of the countries, a 2002 survey had used the same instruments in the same sites, allowing an analysis of changes over time. Publications arising from the 2007 survey have described factors related to having multiple sexual partners in Botswana, changes over time in the practice of multiple sexual partners in Swaziland, HIV related stigma in Tanzania, and changes over time and factors related to the experience of forced sex among school going youth in 2007.

We used the findings from the 2007 survey in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland to update the material in the Beyond Victims and Villains radio docudrama, originally based on evidence from earlier surveys in South Africa.

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