In many countries, gender inequality remains a fact of life. DHS surveys offer an objective look at the balance of power between the sexes. Women and men frequently have dramatically different levels of education, employment, decision-making powers, and exposure to media.
The DHS data captures these key measures as well as knowledge, attitudes, and practices on a wide range of indicators. Additionally, in a selected number of countries, information is available on the experience of physical and sexual violence by women ages 15-24.