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

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 :48 (1)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :131 (2)

Bahrain Search Data

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Article 19 of the Constitution

Bahrain | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 13 of the Constitution

Bahrain | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Conference on Domestic Violence: “Causes and Solutions”

Bahrain | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Memorandum of Understanding between the Supreme Council for Women and Batelco Care Centre for Family Violence Cases

Bahrain | 2008

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation, Education > Non-formal education

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Courses for Civil Servants Involved in Combating Human Trafficking

Bahrain | 2008

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Law No. 1 of 2008 on Human Trafficking

Bahrain | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Data on Domestic Violence

Bahrain | 2007

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Social Services

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Centre for Women to Monitor Cases of Violence against Women

Bahrain | 2007

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline, Institutional mechanisms, Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking

Bahrain | 2007

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Shelter for Female Family Violence Victims

Bahrain | 2007

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) 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.


(2) 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.