Country Cameroon
Year 2006 - 2008
Type of Measure Administrative data > Police
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

During the period from 2006 to October 2008, the country’s decentralized services and specialized technical units recorded 12,680 cases, including:

  • 3,680 cases of physical violence against women (beatings)
  • 2,500 cases of psychological violence (serious verbal abuse)
  • 850 cases of repudiation
  • 1,855 cases of non-payment of spousal support
  • 25 cases of rape
  • 1,950 cases of family abandonment
  • 1,829 cases of bigamy.

In addition, about 1,500 cases were reported directly to the Minister’s office during the same period.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/CMR/Q/3/Add.1 p.10-11