Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :12 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 9 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :52 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :76 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :146 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :123 (6)

Burkina Faso Search Data

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Collecte des Données Administratives sur les Violences faites aux Femmes

Burkina Faso | 2016

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Social Services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan d’Action Opérationnel 2016-2018 de la Stratégie Nationale de Promotion et de Protection de la Jeune Fille

Burkina Faso | 2016

Type of Measure : Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Budget de lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes

Burkina Faso | 2016

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan d’Action Opérationnel 2016-2018 de la Politique Nationale Genre

Burkina Faso | 2016

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Le Réseau des Femmes Parlementaires pour le Développement

Burkina Faso | 2015

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Le centre de prise en charge des victimes de violences basées sur le genre de Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso | 2015

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Feuille de route de retrait et de réinsertion sociale des personnes exclues par allégation de sorcellerie

Burkina Faso | 2015

Type of Measure : Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Other harmful practices


Loi Portant Prévention, Répression Et Réparation Des Violences A L’égard Des Femmes Et Des Filles Et Prise En Charge Des Victimes

Burkina Faso | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Conseils aux fournisseurs des services de justice

Burkina Faso | 2015

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campagne de sensibilisation - Caravane de communication sur les violences faites aux femmes dans six régions.

Burkina Faso | 2015

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD) et ICF International, 2012. Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Burkina Faso 2010. Calverton, Maryland, USA : INSD et ICF International


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD) et ICF International, 2012. Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Burkina Faso 2010. Calverton, Maryland, USA : INSD et ICF International


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF global databases 2017, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(6) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.