Ten country study in 2002 and 2007

In 2002 and 2003, CIET conducted a survey of gender violence and HIV knowledge, attitudes and practices among households and schools in eight southern African countries, including Botswana, where the survey covered some 2,500 adults and 4,700 school going youth.

A CIET fieldworker interviews a woman in Botswana

CIET repeated the survey in 2007, now covering 10 countries, again including Botswana (about 2,500 adults and 10,300 school going youth). A summary of the 2002 and 2007 findings in Botswana is available.

Findings from the 2002 and 2007 surveys in Botswana

Several published papers cover aspects of the survey findings in Botswana and the region.

Ho-Foster A, Laetsang D, Masisi M, Anderson M, Tlhoiwe D, Cockcroft A, Andersson N: Gender-specific patterns of multiple concurrent sexual partnerships: a national cross sectional survey in Botswana. AIDS Care 2010; 22(8): 1006-1011 (doi: 10.1080/09540121003758598)

Mitchell S, Cockcroft A, Lamothe G, Andersson N. Equity in HIV testing: evidence from a cross-sectional study in ten Southern African countries. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010; 10: 23 (doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-10-23)

Andersson N,Paredes-Solis S, Milne D, Omer K, Marokoane N, Laetsang D, Cockcroft A. Prevalence and risk factors for forced or coerced sex among school-going youth: national cross-sectional studies in ten southern African countries in 2003 and 2007. BMJ Open 2012; 2: e000754. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000754