The National Research on Domestic Violence Against Women In Turkey, whose findings are presented in this publication, is the most comprehensive survey carried out on the subject of domestic violence against women in Turkey and with its large sample size it is one of the biggest surveys in the world. The main objective of this study is to collect the most detailed and contemporary data that is necessary to combat violence against women. The first survey, which was representative of the whole country and was for the first time part of the Official Statistics Program, was conducted by a consortium including Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies in 2008. “Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey” carried out in 2014 is the second survey, which has nation-wide representativeness, similarly.
Sample size of the quantitative research was 15 084 households in Turkey, 12 regions and, urban and rural areas. These household were visited by trained interviewers in 2014 and face-to-face interviews were completed with married women aged 15-59.
The data collected through the research will be an important source in planning and programming interventions to combat violence against women in the country and will also serve as a baseline data to monitor the developments in combating this problem.