Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :40.7 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 25.5 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :22.9 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :21 % (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 :126 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :95 (6)

Kenya Search Data

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Gender Based Violence Free Hotline (Dial 1195)

Kenya | 2017

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

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


Joint Programme on Gender-Based Violence between the Government of Kenya and UN

Kenya | 2017 | 2020

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Gender Based Violence Technical Working Group

Kenya | 2017

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Keeping the Promise Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Kenya | 2015

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Protection Against Domestic Violence Act

Kenya | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Kenya | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Policy for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence

Kenya | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Sexual Offences Rules of Court 2014

Kenya | 2014

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


National Health Sector Standard Operating Procedures on Management of Sexual Violence

Kenya | 2014

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Violence against Children in Kenya-Findings from a 2010 National Survey

Kenya | 2012

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against children survey

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:Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and ICF.2014. Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and ICF.2014. Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014.


(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.