Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

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

Child Marriage :20 % (1)

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 :108 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :12 (3)

Burundi Search Data

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Loi no. 1/05 portant Révision du Code Pénal

Burundi | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Articles 554-562 of the Criminal Code (Sexual Violence)

Burundi | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Article 4(B)(U) of Law No. 1/004/2003 and 1/004/2003 (Penalizing the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity)

Burundi | 2003

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


(1) 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.


(2) 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.


(3) 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.