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Health indicators can cover certain characteristics of a population that can be quantifiable for researchers to use. As they take this information to measure up the health of that population. Now certain leading indicators of health can be easily included in this list, like the accessibility of common people to healthcare services, the overall quality of the environment, nutrition, and mental health as well as the presence of other health-related issues like obesity and so on. 

In this context, during the Microcredit Summit of 2014 in Mexico, Carmen Velasco did bring out the topic of domestic violence, as it was not included in the health indicator list. It was brought out by the researchers due to the fact that if it is not covered right now, it might not be highlighted in the future as well. 

Maintaining a proper health rate among the populations of certain third-world countries will require them to include the domestic violence factor in the health indicators. As most of the common populations do suffer from these domestic situations in countries like India, the Philippines, and so on. But before we move on with our judgment on this indicator whether it should be included in the health indicators you should have a clear understanding of the general concept of health indicators.      

What is MicroFinance and Its Positive Impact on Social Upliftment?

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The word MicroFinance can be specifically meant as some sort of work of local institutions that can fulfill the financial needs of marginalized people. These institutions can really integrate their needs into the mainstream financial institutions of the country. These financial services are there to help these poor people who have no access to the conventional banking services of the country. 

All of these institutions can use various types of tools to help out these poor people like credit, insurance, savings as well as cash transfers. The variety of institutions that can provide these services can range from NGOs, banks, and other associations. Now getting these microfinance loans might not be enough for societal development and suggestions for increasing poverty outreach as there can be other kinds of issues as well. 

As it is found, the assessment within three countries where females of the society do face domestic violence from their spouses. But unfortunately, the topic of domestic violence is largely ignored by the general public as it is not included in the health indicators list. However, before we move ahead with this issue let’s have a look at the common health indicators.      

What Are Health Indicators?

In most cases, health indicators can be characteristics of a population that can be taken by the researchers so that they can term the population as healthy. These are quantifiable factors that the researcher will quantify like the accessibility to healthcare services, the presence of health-related issues, the environmental quality, and so on. Here are some of these.

  • Availability of healthcare services like medical insurance and primary care for common people.
  • Accessibility of clinical preventive services for people with terminally ill conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, and so on. 
  • The overall quality of the environment like the Air Quality Index of the area.
  • Mental health conditions of the population in the area, like suicide rates and depression percentages.
  • The percentage of nutrition taken in the population area.
  • Percentage of people delving into physical activities.
  • The number of people suffering from obesity and other challenging health conditions.    

Now, if you look at these normal health indicators, it is clear that certain indicators are overlooked in this case. Especially, in third-world countries like India, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso, it is even more clear from the surveys that the majority of women suffer from domestic abuse from their male companions. 

So much so that, domestic abuse has become one of the key indicators of the unhealthy survival conditions for these women. Apart from the physical pressure these kinds of domestic abuses also cause a lot of mental pressure on these women. So if you are asking how much of it can make a difference in the overall health surveys, let’s have a look at it from a closer point of view.   

Why Should Domestic Violence be Part of Health Surveys?

Why Should Domestic Violence be Part of Health Surveys

While in most cases of surveys on domestic violence, any individual will have to go through certain questions, it is still a pretty neglected factor in any common health survey, like a product innovation at the base of the pyramid because if it is associated with it, the foundation does not augur well in the future. It is a serious concern, especially for citizens in India, where most individuals will affirmatively say they are involved in these situations. 

During the surveys, certain populations have mentioned that they have sometimes faced these kinds of situations. It is better to say that you have never ever faced any sort of domestic abuse from your partners rather than “sometimes”.

The financial conditions of these families are also one of the major reasons why these women continuously face domestic abuse from their partners. It is a proven fact, as research has been done on the samplings taken around these Sub-Saharan areas. In most of these cases, the wives can not leave the house without the permission of their husbands. 

So much so that it has been proven that they wait for certain situations when their husbands are in a good mood to ask them about leaving the house for personal reasons. These are enough reasons that you should know about why domestic violence should be part of health surveys or indicators. Here are some of the other reasons why it should be included. 

  • Domestic violence should be included in the health surveys for the understanding of the concept of perpetration. 
  • It is important for you to get a knowledge of the cycle of violence as it can be done by adding domestic violence to the health surveys. 
  • In this way, you can understand the effect of violence on family dynamics and how it has come down to the children. 

The Client assessment has revealed the fact that in certain third-world populations like India and the Philippines, 93% and 12% of women, respectively, are scared by their spouses. This kind of physical and mental pressure is put on these women by their spouses, as domestic abuse is pretty much rampant in these cases. So this is where public awareness can really help out these women in these areas, as is proven by the Client Assessment and surveys. 

The more common people know about the negatives of domestic violence is better the physical and mental condition of these women. The Freedom from Hunger survey has really brought a discussion around this topic thanks to the impact of digital field applications and whether this topic of Domestic violence should definitely be added to the health indicators.

Importance of Heart Assessment Surveys

It is a proven fact that females who have suffered Domestic abuse are more endangered by chronic heart disease as it can be a serious health indicator. With the conducted survey you can clearly get an idea of the general population of the three countries, as they are more or less affected by these serious issues because designing financial services for China’s marginalized population has benefited a lot. 

Most of the females who have participated in the survey have answered affirmatively that they have all faced domestic abuse from their male partners, as their fear is far more real than it seemed. The microfinance of these family dynamics also plays a crucial role in increasing domestic violence cases. So here is why the Client Assessment is crucial for these populations of people. 

Getting to Know The Exact Percentage of Healthy Relation Dynamics

With the Heart Client assessments, all the researchers can paint a clear picture of the current scenarios of family dynamics, especially in the domestic cases of women from India, Burkina Faso, or the Philippines. According to the report, 61% of women from Burkina Faso, 93% of women from India, and 12% of women in the Philippines face domestic abuse from their male partners. Without the Client assessment, these indicators could not have been highlighted.

The Health Condition of Women in Certain Societies 

Domestic abuse has generally been ignored in all health-indicating factors, but with the help of this client assessment survey, it has been clearly pointed out to the common people. By highlighting this serious issue, especially in countries like India, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso, a clear picture of the condition of women in these societies was provided. We really need to put this domestic abuse segment in the overall health indicator bracket so that it can get a proper priority. 

The overall health conditions of women in these countries are pretty poor, as you can see from the assessment. So, it is clear that this Client assessment can bring this topic into the mainstream for common people’s knowledge. 

The Ill Effects of Income Drought on Society  

Most in these countries like India and so on, one of the major reasons for domestic abuse is found to be the income drought of the males in society. The potential ill effects of society are also one of the main reasons why family dynamics are going through a very tough phase. Females are actually scared of their husbands due to their bad moods caused by their income drought. With the help of this assessment, you can also get a clear idea about this issue in society, especially in a third-world country like India.   

Raising Awareness On Domestic Violence

As you have probably found out, domestic violence as an issue can be quite ignored in society so highlighting it with the Client assessment can definitely bring out conversations from common people regarding this topic. Most of the females in society in certain worldwide populations do suffer or face these issues, as it is one of the leading causes of their fragile physical and mental health. 

So, to prevent these situations and lower the percentage, you will need awareness campaigns against these domestic abuse issues. The Freedom from Hunger Survey has really put forward its thought process behind this particular issue. With the help of the Client Assessment Survey, you can clearly get an idea of the current situation in your society. 

Standardize The Measures of Client Outcomes

If you are interested in standardizing the clients’ outcomes in these domestic abuse cases, then sharing their data is more important than any other thing. Learning about the client outcomes and their measures can be crucial for any of us to mitigate any issues in society; consequently, it will help us understand why people aren’t saving money in Mexico.

With the help of these assessments, you can quickly get a clear idea regarding these data or numbers as they become a source of how to manage and research them for the betterment of the overall condition. 

Identifying Soft and Hard Indicators

In most of these cases, understanding or observing indicators can be crucial thing for you. However, in most cases, we only remember the hard indicators, like savings, household, or loan size. It is where the assessment can teach us about caring for the soft indicators as well as cover areas like stress, happiness, and hope.

Without identifying these health indicators, it is practically impossible to address any kind of societal issue. This is why the topic of domestic violence is pretty much ignored in society, as we have forgotten to highlight these soft indicators for the betterment of our society.     

So that you have got a clear idea regarding the importance of Heart Client assessment, let’s have a look at the results that we have found by conducting these surveys in three different parts of the world. 

Heart Assessments In Three Different Countries

The Freedom of Hunger campaign has conducted surveys in three different countries, which are third-world countries like India, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso. Now let’s have a look at the summary that we have found in these three different parts of the world.

Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, it is proven by the found statistic that more than 31% of women have faced sexual violence from their male partners. In terms of men, 30% of them have admitted the fact that they have committed domestic violence against their wives and daughters. It is also found in the study that one of the main reasons for this kind of domestic violence is the drought, which has negatively affected the income of the male figures in the family. More than 80% of the participants have admitted that they are not able to come out of the house due to not getting any affirmative permission from their partners. 

In addition to this, more than 70% of individuals in this country are not empowered at all. Most of the women were not leaving their houses and using the health financing services, as all the members of the bank group have to ask for permission from their husbands. For this reason, they are not able to go to the local branch and withdraw all of their savings. In some other cases, the wives do have to wait for their husbands to get into a good mood to travel outside. This clearly shows the unempowered position of the females in the society of Burkina Faso. 


The overall issue of domestic violence is pretty much prevalent in Indian society and it is pretty much based on the origins of a family dynamic. Females within Indian society do face a certain amount of restrictions from their male counterparts, as they are raised to do only household services for their husbands.

Overall, society only measures the hard work of the females if they are good at doing the household duties for their husbands. In most of these cases, women do feel less empowered compared to the males in Indian society as it is proven by the findings of the survey in India that more than 90% of the female do face domestic abuse from their husbands. 

In a country like India, domestic violence has been prevalent for a long time ago through the Dowry system. Especially in territories like Karnataka, there is an increase in cases of domestic abuse as Bihar and Manipur also come in second and third places. In addition to this, the Covid-19 Pandemic has also caused a huge negative effect on the economic conditions of the entire country. This has hugely impacted the domestic dynamics of the majority of the families in the country. 

The enhanced level of stress due to financial pressure has resulted in more cases of domestic violence toward women. So much so that it is found in the surveys that more than 30% of the increase in domestic violence cases occurred after the effect of the pandemic.      

It is a growing concern for the majority of third-world countries where most females of the society do have to face domestic violence as they are forced to live with their abusive husbands.


The survey conducted by the National Demographic and Health has revealed the fact that there is one in every four women between the age group of 15 to 49 has faced sexual and emotional violence from their male counterparts. Despite several efforts to mitigate this issue, this grave issue is still pretty much prevalent in the Philippines society.

VAW (Violence against Women) can happen to any female in the Philippines society due to the unequal power sharing between the male and the female. Societal prejudices where everyone thinks that males are the leaders of any sort of relationship have generated this kind of unequal power balance between the males and the females within the society. 

Gender-regulated violence is pretty common in the Philippines society where males do get more power in the society or any relationship dynamic than their female counterparts. All of this comes out in the violent behavior towards women of the Phillippines society, where they are rendered powerless, unempowered individuals in most cases. With the help of the Client’s heart assessment, this horrifying situation was highlighted in the general public space so that more general discussions about this topic can come up with a solution. 

Why Do We Need Soft Indicators for Tracking the Client Outcome?

The Heart assessment is conducted not only to find out the true picture of the position of women in certain third-world populations but this data is also gathered for tracking the client outcomes. Just like the Social Performance Task Force, this assessment is also initiated for the measuring of the client outcomes in these three parts of the world. So, you can get a clear picture of the client outcome indicators that will be much more validated.

However, these indicators can come in two different types, as we all know from hard indicators like personal savings or household or loan size. Most general people do have common knowledge about these hard types, but there are also soft indicators that need to be taken care of for our development. Here are some of the reasons why we should definitely keep track of these soft indicators. 

  • Soft indicators can be much more internal feelings like hope, stress, fear, and happiness.
  • The measurement of these indicators is important for tracking the progress of all the developmental programs. 
  • With the help of biometrics, you can easily track the welfare of poor people, as these indicators can be much more effective than all the other traditional metrics.  
  • You also need soft indicators to serve poor people, as through these, you can associate yourself with them and care for them. 
  • If you are worried about generalizing the people with financial metrics inclusion, then do not worry, as the soft indicators can reveal to you the personal needs of these poor people.   
  • These soft indicators can also give you a clear idea about the current working progress as you can easily act upon it and improve your actions. 
  • By connecting with the mindset of these poor people, you can easily get these poor people out of any financial pressure or poverty. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the purpose of the heart assessment?

The main purpose of the Client Heart Assessment was to highlight the need for certain health indicators that were ignored, mostly causing cases of domestic violence in certain parts of the world. Domestic violence is one of the most ignored aspects of health indicators that need to be highlighted by this Heart Assessment survey. 

Q2. What are the assessments of the heart?

The assessment surveys that were conducted on the three different geographic populations have revealed the fact that in India, Burkina Faso, and the Philippines majority of the female in the society suffer from domestic abuse from their male counterparts. The research also revealed the importance of soft health indicators like stress, and fear, which need to be included in the overall heart assessment surveys for the development of the state of women. 

Q3. Can domestic violence be included in health indicators?

Domestic violence should definitely be included in the overall bracket of health indicators as it is largely ignored. In certain parts of the world like Burkina Faso and India, the majority of the women do face domestic abuse from their husbands as it creates tremendous mental and physical pressure. So it is about time that we should definitely include the topic of domestic violence in health indicators so that a clear picture can be revealed to the general public for open discussions.   

Q4. What are the soft client outcome indicators?

Apart from the known hard health indicators like savings or loan size, and the case of social investment in microcredit review, there are also the soft indicators that need to be kept track of like stress and fear for the development of society. For understanding the personal needs of marginalized people in society and connecting with them, these soft indicators need to be taken care of.  


For all the mothers and sisters and daughters of India and Burkina Faso, the time has come to reveal all of your domestic issues. With the help of the dimension of the assessment survey, we hope that we were able to open up a clear discussion about the topic of domestic violence on your part. As the majority of the women in these countries do face this issue on day to day basis, it is important that we all should highlight it even more in the coming days so that we can move towards a society that is more progressive in its mindset.   

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