Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :39 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 36 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :36 % (4)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :50 % (5)

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 :150 (6)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :114 (7)

Liberia Search Data

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Code of Conduct for Members of the Executive Branch of Government

Liberia | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


National Action Plan on the Implementation of UN SC Resolution 1325

Liberia | 2009 | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Safe Homes/Shelters

Liberia | 2008

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training of Practitioners of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) to Adopt Alternatives to FGM

Liberia | 2008

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Other harmful practices


Gender Based Violence Unit of the Ministry of Gender and Development

| 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training of Community Leaders and Women Groups on Harmful Traditional Practices

| 2008

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

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Other harmful practices


Demographic and Health Survey 2007

Liberia | 2007

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Program: “Male Involvement”

Liberia | 2007

Type of Measure : Prevention > Working with men and boys

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Rape Amendment Act

Liberia | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Anti Human Trafficking Task Force

Liberia | 2006

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


1 - 10 of 16 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: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health and Social Welfare [Liberia], National AIDS Control Program [Liberia], and Macro International Inc., 2008. Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 2007. Monrovia, Liberia: Liberia Institute of Statistics and GeoInformation Services (LISGIS) and Macro International Inc.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health and Social Welfare [Liberia], National AIDS Control Program [Liberia], and Macro International Inc., 2008. Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 2007. Monrovia, Liberia: Liberia Institute of Statistics and GeoInformation Services (LISGIS) and Macro International Inc.


(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: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health and Social Welfare [Liberia], National AIDS Control Program [Liberia], and Macro International Inc., 2008. Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 2007. Monrovia, Liberia: Liberia Institute of Statistics and GeoInformation Services (LISGIS) and Macro International Inc.


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, 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 2016, based on DHS, 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 2016.