Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :51 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 33 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 5 % (3)

Child Marriage :31 % (4)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :1 % (5)

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 :138 (6)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :85 (7)

Cameroon Search Data

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Penal Code (Prohibition of Child Marriage)

Cameroon | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Politique Nationale en Matière de Genre

Cameroon | 2014

Type of Measure : Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples 2011

Cameroon | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


24 Hours Hotline

Cameroon | 2008

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Health and Financial Assistance for Victims of Violence

Cameroon | 2008

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Preamble of the Constitution

Cameroon | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Cooperation Agreement with NGOs

Cameroon | 2008

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Referral services

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


Awareness Raising Activities

Cameroon | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


La Campagne National de la Campagne Mondiale de Lutte Contre les Violences Faites aux Femmes

Cameroon | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Reported Cases of Violence against Women

Cameroon | 2006 | 2008

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Police

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


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(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: Institut National de la Statistique (INS) et ICF. International, 2012. Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Cameroun 2011. Calverton, Maryland, USA : INS et ICF International.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Institut National de la Statistique. 2015. Enquête par grappes à indicateurs multiples (MICS5), 2014, Rapport Final. Yaoundé, Cameroun, Institut National de la Statistique.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Institut National de la Statistique (INS) et ICF. International, 2012. Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Cameroun 2011. Calverton, Maryland, USA : INS et ICF International.


(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.


(5) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF global databases 2017, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(6) 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.


(7) 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.