Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :38 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 24 % (2)

Child Marriage :42 % (3)

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 :145 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :67 (5)

Malawi Search Data

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Section 22 of the Constitution

Malawi | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey 2010

Malawi | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 24 of the Constitution

Malawi | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Child Care Justice and Protection Act 2010

Malawi | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Policy

Malawi | 2009

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


The National Response to Combat Gender Based Violence

Malawi | 2008 | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

Malawi | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Gender Based Violence Program at the Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre

Malawi | 1997

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Education > Non-formal education

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Intimate Partner Violence Survey

Malawi | 1997

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


11 - 19 of 19 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: National Statistical Office (NSO) [Malawi] and ICF. 2017. Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16. Zomba, Malawi, and Rockville, Maryland, USA. NSO and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: National Statistical Office (NSO) [Malawi] and ICF. 2017. Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16. Zomba, Malawi, and Rockville, Maryland, USA. NSO and ICF.


(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.


(5) 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.