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How helpful to seek help from a pastor (partner violence)

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VIOHELPRELIGUSE reports the woman's thoughts on how helpful it was to seek help from a pastor after experiencing violence from her current husband or partner in the past 12 months.

Note that VIOHELPRELIG indicates whether the female respondent sought help from her "religious leader" whereas the wording for the question associated with VIOHELPRELIGUSE refers to "your pastor" specifically. This varied phrasing could influence responses to VIOHELPRELIGUSE.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 who reported experiencing some type of violence by their husband/partner in the past 12 months and sought help from their pastor for the issue.


  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2021