(May 2011) The global evidence base for the links between the harmful impact of violence on women’s health and that of their children continues to grow.

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program is a unique resource that captures information on many aspects of maternal health as well as—for an increasing number of countries—information on domestic violence.

This presentation highlights preliminary analyses exploring the intersection between domestic violence experienced by women and maternal health using DHS data from six sub-Saharan African countries (DRC, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Zambia).