Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :60 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 44 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 33 % (3)

Child Marriage :21 % (4)

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)

Vanuatu Search Data

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Vanuatu National Survey on Women’s Lives and Family Relationships

Vanuatu | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Pacific Immigration Directors Conference - Smuggling Trafficking and Irregular Migration

Vanuatu | 2010

Type of Measure : Regional Initiatives

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Awareness Programs or Campaigns on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Vanuatu | 2009 | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

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


Family Protection Unit within the Vanuatu Police Force

Vanuatu | 2008

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Family Protection Act 2008

Vanuatu | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation, Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Development Strategy "Priorities and Action Agenda"

Vanuatu | 2006 | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


The Department of Women's Affairs

Vanuatu | 2003

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Tafea Sanma and Torba Counseling Centers

Vanuatu | 1992

Type of Measure : Social services > Psycho-social counselling

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence


Article 5 of the Constitution

Vanuatu | 1983

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 150 of the Penal Code (No Discrimination)

Vanuatu | 1981

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 12 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: Vanuatu Women’s Centre, 2011. The Vanuatu National Survey on Women’s Lives and Family Relationships. Port Vila, Vanuatu.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Vanuatu Women’s Centre, 2011. The Vanuatu National Survey on Women’s Lives and Family Relationships. Port Vila, Vanuatu.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner since age 15. Source: Vanuatu Women’s Centre, 2011. The Vanuatu National Survey on Women’s Lives and Family Relationships. Port Vila, Vanuatu.


(4) 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.