Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :25 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 11 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :40 % (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 :115 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :110 (5)

Nepal Search Data

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Article 38 of the Constitution

Nepal | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 39 of the Constitution

Nepal | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 29 of the Constitution

Nepal | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 51 of the Constitution

Nepal | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan on the Implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820

Nepal | 2011 | 2016

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Forced pregnancy, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey 2011

Nepal | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Gender Based Violence Complaint Handling and Monitoring Unit

Nepal | 2010

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Plan of Action for "Year against Gender-Based Violence"

Nepal | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices, Child, early and forced marriage, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Other harmful practices, Trafficking


Domestic Violence (Offense and Punishment) Act

Nepal | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Trainings Organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare

Nepal | 2008

Type of Measure : Justice > Training, Police > Training

Form of 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: Ministry of Health - MOH/Nepal, New ERA/Nepal, and ICF. 2017. Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Kathmandu, Nepal: MOH/Nepal, New ERA/Nepal, 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: Ministry of Health - MOH/Nepal, New ERA/Nepal, and ICF. 2017. Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Kathmandu, Nepal: MOH/Nepal, New ERA/Nepal, 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) 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.