Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :51 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 37 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :37 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

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 :149 (4)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Search Data

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Demographic and Health Survey 2013-2014

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2013 | 2014

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Sensibilisation de la Jeunesse sur l'égalité des Genres et la Prévention de la Violence Sexuelle

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Prevention > Community mobilization, Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


Article 16 of the Constitution

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 41 of the Constitution

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 14 of the Constitution

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 15 of the Constitution

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Document Strategique de Croissance et de Reduction de la Pauvrete

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2011 | 2015

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


La Politique Nationale Genre

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2009

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


L'Agence Nationale de Lutte Contre les Violences Faites à la Femme, à la Jeune et Petite Fille (AVIFEM)

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


La Stratégie Nationale de lutte contre les Violences basées sur le Genre (SNVBG)

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 14 Results

(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:Ministère du Plan et Suivi de la Mise en oeuvre de la Révolution de la Modernité (MPSMRM), Ministère de la Santé Publique (MSP) et ICF International, 2014. Enquête Démographique et de Santé en République Démocratique du Congo 2013-2014. Rockville, Maryland, USA : MPSMRM, MSP 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:Ministère du Plan et Suivi de la Mise en oeuvre de la Révolution de la Modernité (MPSMRM), Ministère de la Santé Publique (MSP) et ICF International, 2014. Enquête Démographique et de Santé en République Démocratique du Congo 2013-2014. Rockville, Maryland, USA : MPSMRM, MSP 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) 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.