Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :16 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 11 % (2)

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

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 :80 (3)

Myanmar Search Data

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Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016

Myanmar | 2015 | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Awareness-Raising Activities

Myanmar | 2013

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women

Myanmar | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 359 of the Constitution

Myanmar | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 358 of the Constitution

Myanmar | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Myanmar Human Rights Body

Myanmar | 2007

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law

Myanmar | 2005

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


The Myanmar Womens Affairs Federation

Myanmar | 2003

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


(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:Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and ICF. 2017. Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16. Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, and Rockville, Maryland USA: Ministry of Health and Sports and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and ICF. 2017. Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16. Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, and Rockville, Maryland USA: Ministry of Health and Sports and ICF.


(3) 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.