Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :29 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 22 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :27 % (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 :125 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :87 (5)

India Search Data

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Aajeevika (National Rural Livelihoods Mission)

India | 2011

Type of Measure : Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial), Prevention > Community mobilization

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


Crime against Women Cells

| 2010

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

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


Mahila Panchayats

| 2010

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

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


Training by the National Judicial Academy and the State Judicial Academies on Domestic Violence

India | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Statistics of the National Commission for Women on Violence against Women

India | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Other harmful practices, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices


Campaign: Bell Bajao (Ring the Bell)

India | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Eleventh Five Year Development Plan

India | 2007 | 2012

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, Sexual violence, Stalking, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

India | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation > Laws

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

India | 2005

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Family Health Survey 2 and 3

India | 2005 | 2006

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


1 - 10 of 15 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: International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and ICF. 2017. National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), India, 2015-16: India. Mumbai: IIPS.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and ICF. 2017. National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), India, 2015-16: India. Mumbai: IIPS.


(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.