Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :37 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 24 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 0.3

Child Marriage :47 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

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 :125 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :87 (5)

India Search Data

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One Stop Centers

India | 2015

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers, Social services > Psycho-social counselling, Social services > Hotline/Helpline, Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Victim Compensation Scheme

India | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation, Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Web Portal on Anti-Human Trafficking

India | 2014

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Article 23 of the Constitution

India | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 39 of the Constitution

India | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Adolescent Health Strategy

India | 2014

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy, Health > Protocols and guidelines, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Regional Forum (India-Brazil-South Africa Women's Forum)

India | 2013

Type of Measure : Regional Initiatives

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Nirbhaya Fund

India | 2013

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Standard Operating Procedure to Handle Trafficking of Children for Child Labour

India | 2013

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Criminal Law (Amendment), Act 2013

India | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Other harmful practices, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Stalking, Trafficking, 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:  International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Macro International, 2007. National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), 2005–06: India: Volume I. Mumbai: IIPS.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source:  International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Macro International, 2007. National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), 2005–06: India: Volume I. Mumbai: IIPS.


(3) 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.


(4) 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.


(5) 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.