Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :53 % (1)

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

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

Child Marriage :59 % (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 :119 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :72 (5)

Bangladesh Search Data

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Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2015

Bangladesh | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 34 of the Constitution

Bangladesh | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 35 of the Constitution

Bangladesh | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Plan of Action for Human Trafficking

Bangladesh | 2012 | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2011

Bangladesh | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Women Policy 2010

Bangladesh | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training for Doctors and Nurses on Violence against Women

Bangladesh | 2010

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Women Support Center in the Department of Women Affairs

Bangladesh | 2010

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


District Committees on Violence against Women

Bangladesh | 2010

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Rehabilitation Programmes of the Ministry of Social Welfare

Bangladesh | 2010

Type of Measure : Social services > Psycho-social counselling, Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

Form of Violence : Other harmful practices


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(1) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15-49 experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: National Institute of Population Research and Training - NIPORT/Bangladesh, Mitra and Associates/Bangladesh, and Macro International. 2009. Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007. Dhaka, Bangladesh: National Institute of Population Research and Training, Mitra and Associates, and Macro International.


(2) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15-49 experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: National Institute of Population Research and Training - NIPORT/Bangladesh, Mitra and Associates/Bangladesh, and Macro International. 2009. Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007. Dhaka, Bangladesh: National Institute of Population Research and Training, Mitra and Associates, and Macro 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.