Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :49.3 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 34.8 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :35.9 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :44.4 % (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 :156 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :94 (6)

Liberia Search Data

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Third Phase of the Joint Program on Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Liberia | 2021 | 2023

Type of Measure : Regional Initiatives

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


The 2019-20 Liberia Demographic and Health Survey

Liberia | 2019 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Spotlight Initiative to End Violence against Women and Girls

Liberia | 2019 | 2022

Type of Measure : Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

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


National Gender Policy 2018-2020

Liberia | 2018 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Phase III of the Gender-Based Violence National Action Plan 2018-2023

Liberia | 2018 | 2023

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Domestic Violence Bill

Liberia | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Hotline to Report and Fast Track Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Cases

Liberia | 2016

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


The End Child Marriage Campaign

Liberia | 2016

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Decent Work Act 2015

Liberia | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Civil Service Human Resources Policy Manual

Liberia | 2013

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


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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: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health [Liberia], and ICF. 2021. Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20. Monrovia, Liberia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health, and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health [Liberia], and ICF. 2021. Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20. Monrovia, Liberia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Health, 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.