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 : 35 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :40 % (4)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :1 % (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 :121 (6)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :61 (7)

Uganda Search Data

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Employment Sexual Harassment Regulation

Uganda | 2012

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Uganda National Action Plan - Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence

Uganda | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Situational Analyses on Gender Based Violence

Uganda | 2011

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey 2011

Uganda | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act

Uganda | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


The Land Act

Uganda | 2010

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Property/Inheritance law

Form of Violence : Other harmful practices


The National Development Plan NDP 2010-2015 Plan for Gender Equality

Uganda | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2010

Uganda | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Domestic Violence Act 2010

Uganda | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Domestic Violence Act

Uganda | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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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: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF International Inc., 2012. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Kampala, Uganda: UBOS and Calverton, Maryland: ICF 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: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF International Inc., 2012. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Kampala, Uganda: UBOS and Calverton, Maryland: ICF 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: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF International Inc., 2012. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Kampala, Uganda: UBOS and Calverton, Maryland: ICF 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.