Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :23 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 6 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 6 % (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 :45 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :41 (5)

Bulgaria Search Data

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Amendments to the Legal Assistance Act

Bulgaria | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation, Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Strategy for Promoting the Equality between Women and Men

Bulgaria | 2016 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Programme for Prevention and Protection against Domestic Violence

Bulgaria | 2015

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Amendment to the Protection against Domestic Violence Act

Bulgaria | 2015

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Survey on the Attitudes of Bulgarian Society towards Domestic Violence 2015

Bulgaria | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Training on Domestic Violence at NIJ

Bulgaria | 2014 | 2016

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 159 of The Criminal Code

Bulgaria | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Measures for Protection against Domestic Violence

Bulgaria | 2009

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


The National Strategy for Promotion of Gender Equality

Bulgaria | 2009 | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Availability of Emergency Centers

Bulgaria | 2009 | 2014

Type of Measure : Services > Mapping of all services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(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.