Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :50 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 30 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :40 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :1 % (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)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :121 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :61 (6)

Uganda Search Data

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Community Policing

Uganda | 2016

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Prevention > Community mobilization

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act

Uganda | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Functional Coordination Mechanism for FGM/C

Uganda

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Work with public private sectors > Faith based organizations

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


(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: Uganda Bureau of Statistics - UBOS and ICF. 2018. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Kampala, Uganda and Rockville, Maryland, USA: UBOS 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: Uganda Bureau of Statistics - UBOS and ICF. 2018. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Kampala, Uganda and Rockville, Maryland, USA: UBOS and ICF.


(3) 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.


(4) 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.


(5) 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.


(6) 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.