Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :34 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 21 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :7 % (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 :84 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :5 (5)

Rwanda Search Data

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Demographic and Health Survey

| 2014 | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Accelerated Plan for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV

Rwanda | 2010 | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


Gender Monitoring Office Assessment of Programmes on Gender-Based Violence

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Services, Monitoring and Evaluation > Prevention

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Administrative Data (Police, Prosecution Authority)

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Police, Administrative data > Justice

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Gender Studies at Universities

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Gender-Based Violence Committees

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Community Health Insurance "Mutuelle de Santé"

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 15 of the Constitution

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Awareness-Raising by Governmental Officials

Rwanda | 2010

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Gender Policy

Rwanda | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(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 Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) [Rwanda], Ministry of Health (MOH) [Rwanda], and ICF International. 2015. Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2014-15. Rockville, Maryland, USA: NISR, MOH,and 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: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) [Rwanda], Ministry of Health (MOH) [Rwanda], and ICF International. 2015. Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2014-15. Rockville, Maryland, USA: NISR, MOH,and 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.


(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.