Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :22.3 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 13.8 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :43.4 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :19.5 % (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:

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :139 (5)

Nigeria Search Data

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The 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

Nigeria | 2018

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Violence Against Persons Act (FGM)

Nigeria | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Trafficking In Persons Act

Nigeria | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Violence against Children in Nigeria - Findings from a National Survey 2014

Nigeria | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Nigeria Violence Against Children and Youth Survey

Nigeria | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Nigeria | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Legal Unit of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

Nigeria | 2011

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Rehabilitation Of Perpetrators Of Violence Against Women

Nigeria | 2011

Type of Measure : Perpetrators Programme

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Bureau Of Statistics

Nigeria | 2011

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Annual Budget to Address the Issue of Violence against Women

Nigeria | 2011

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

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: National Population Commission (NPC) [Nigeria] and ICF. 2019. Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2018. Abuja, Nigeria, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: NPC 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: National Population Commission (NPC) [Nigeria] and ICF. 2019. Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2018. Abuja, Nigeria, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: NPC 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 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.