Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :24 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 6 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 8 % (3)

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 :12 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :24 (5)

Belgium Search Data

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Article 22 bis of the Constitution

Belgium | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


L’Article 409 du Code Pénal (Mutilations Génitales Féminines)

Belgium | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Projects Multidisciplinaires pour une offre d'Aide Intégrale

Belgium | 2013

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers

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


Site Web National sur la Violence entre Partenaires

Belgium | 2013

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


La loi du 2 juin 2013 (Mariage Forcé)

Belgium | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


La loi du 29 avril 2013 (La Traite des Etres Humains)

Belgium | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking, Sexual violence


Ligne Téléphonique d’Aide ‘Abus, Violences et Maltraitance Infantile’

Belgium | 2012

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan d’Action National de Lutte contre le Trafic et la Traite des Etres Humains (TEH)

Belgium | 2012

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Loi du 15 mai 2012

Belgium | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Brochure Intitulée "Brisons Le Silence Avant Qu'il Ne Nous Brise" (2011)

Belgium | 2011

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

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


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(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.