Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :24 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 19 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 4 % (3)

Child Marriage :21 % (4)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :4 % (5)

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 :131 (6)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :59 (7)

Ghana Search Data

1 - 10 of 12 Results

Demographic and Health Survey 2008

Ghana | 2008

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training Manuals on School Related Gender-Based Violence

Ghana | 2008

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Domestic Violence Management Board

Ghana | 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Domestic Violence Act 2007 (Act 732)

Ghana | 2007

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment


Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

Ghana | 2006

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Child, early and forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Domestic Violence Victims Support Unit

Ghana | 2005

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Criminal Code Amendment Act (FGM)

Ghana | 2003

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Demographic and Health Survey 2003

Ghana | 2003

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Survey: Dimension and Consequences of Violence Against Women in Ghana

Ghana | 1998

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 16 of the Constitution

Ghana | 1996

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 12 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: Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro, 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro, 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro, 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro


(4) 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


(5) 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.


(6) 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.


(7) 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 2015.