Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development (5244)
Economic and Social Research Council (ES/P003176/1)
anonymous (3716, 5411)
Received: 11 March 2019
Accepted: 7 August 2019
First Online: 14 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The MAISHA study was conducted following WHO recommendations on researching violence against women [CitationRef removed]. It has been approved by the Tanzanian National Health Research Ethics Committee of the National Institute for Medical Research (Ref: NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol. IX/1512), and the ethics committee of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Ref:11642). The study was implemented in close collaboration with local leaders and we established a community liaison system to facilitate our team working with the communities where the study operates. Written informed consent (witnessed by an independent witness for illiterate participants) was obtained from all participants before administering any study procedures.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.