Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :20 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 16 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :36 % (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 :107 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :97 (5)

Dominican Republic Search Data

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Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud

Dominican Republic | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Manual de Induccion a la Perspectiva de Genero

Dominican Republic | 2013

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Linea VIDA y Línea de Auxilio (Procuraduría Fiscal del Distrito)

Dominican Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Línea Telefónica de Emergencia

Dominican Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Modelo de Gestión para la atención integral a la Violencia de Género, Intrafamiliar y Delitos Sexuales

Dominican Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Campaign entitled “A Man’s Promise”

Dominican Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


Campaña ¡TU PUEDES¡ “Únete ahora para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres”

Dominican Republic | 2011

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Plan Estratégico del Ministerio Público 2011 -2015

Dominican Republic | 2011 | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Campaña “Hagamos un trato por el respeto y el derecho a la vida de las personas”

Dominican Republic | 2011

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Seminario "Reflexiones sobre la ley 24-97"

Dominican Republic | 2011

Type of Measure : Education > Non-formal education

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: Centro de Estudios Sociales y Demográficos (CESDEM) y ICF International, 2014. Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud 2013. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: CESDEM y 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: Centro de Estudios Sociales y Demográficos (CESDEM) y ICF International, 2014. Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud 2013. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: CESDEM y 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.