Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :24.4 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 19.2 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 4 % (3)

Child Marriage :19.3 % (4)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :2.4 % (5)

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 :135 (6)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :117 (7)

Ghana Search Data

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One Stop Shop by Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service

Ghana | 2022

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Domestic Violence Information Portal

Ghana | 2021

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Orange Support Centre and the Boame Mobile Application

Ghana | 2021

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Referral services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Cyber Security Act 2020

Ghana | 2020

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Domestic Violence Secretariat and Domestic Violence/Victim Support Unit

Ghana | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Help Line of Hope

Ghana | 2017

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Report: Domestic Violence in Ghana

Ghana | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage

Ghana | 2016

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Demographic and Health Survey 2008

Ghana | 2008

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training Manuals on School Related Gender-Based Violence

Ghana | 2008

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


1 - 10 of 24 Results

(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: Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro, 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro, 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro, 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro


(4) 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.


(5) 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.


(6) 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.


(7) 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.