Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

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

Child Marriage :19 % (1)

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 :99 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :95 (3)

Suriname Search Data

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Moral Law as Revised in 2009

Suriname | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Law on Domestic Violence

Suriname | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Steering Committee on Domestic Violence

Suriname | 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Radio and Television Programs

Suriname | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Work with public private sectors > Media

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Cooperation Agreement on better Approach to Domestic Violence

Suriname | 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Training of the Steering Committee on Domestic Violence

Suriname | 2008

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Publication: Number of Reports to Police on Domestic Violence

Suriname | 2008

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Police

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

Suriname | 2006

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Ministry of Justice and Police “Sector Plan Rechtsbescherming (Legal Protection) en Veiligheid (security) 2006-2010”

Suriname | 2006 | 2010

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

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


Unit on Trafficking in Persons within the Ministry of Justice and Police

Suriname | 2004

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


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(1) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(2) 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.


(3) 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.