Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :28 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 19.8 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :40.3 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :65.2 % (4)

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 :125 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :97 (6)

Ethiopia Search Data

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National Roadmap on Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

Ethiopia | 2020 | 2024

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

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Medicalization of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

Ethiopia | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

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


Women's Development and Change Strategy

Ethiopia | 2017

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Civil Servants Proclamation: Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Ethiopia | 2017

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Ethiopia | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Second Growth and Transformation Plan 2016-2020

Ethiopia | 2016 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce Secretariat

Ethiopia | 2016

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Proclamation No. 909/2015 on Prevention of Trafficking in Person

Ethiopia | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Flagship Joint Program on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Ethiopia | 2013

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers, Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Strategy and Action Plan on Harmful Traditional Practices against Women and Children 2013

Ethiopia | 2013

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

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


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(1) Proportion of ever-married women age 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Central Statistical Agency/CSA/Ethiopia and ICF. 2016. Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: CSA and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Central Statistical Agency/CSA/Ethiopia and ICF. 2016. Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: CSA 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, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) 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 2020.


(6) 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 2021.