Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :16.3 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 5.6 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :3.9 % (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 :64 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :115 (5)

Maldives Search Data

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Domestic Violence Act

Maldives | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Article 35 of the Constitution

Maldives | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 25 of the Constitution

Maldives | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 54 of the Constitution

Maldives | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Maldives Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences. Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women’s responses to violence

Maldives | 2006

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


(1) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ministry of Health - MOH/Maldives and ICF. 2018. Maldives Demographic and Health Survey 2016-17. Malé, Maldives, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: MOH and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ministry of Health - MOH/Maldives and ICF. 2018. Maldives Demographic and Health Survey 2016-17. Malé, Maldives, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: MOH and ICF.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF SDG Target 5.3.1 global database 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.