Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :46.2 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 29.6 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :30.5 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :10 % (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 :129 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :53 (6)

United Republic of Tanzania Search Data

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Gender Indicators Booklet

United Republic of Tanzania | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


National Campaign against Gender-based Violence

United Republic of Tanzania | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Violence against women and girls


Section 130(2)(a) of the Penal Code

United Republic of Tanzania | 1998

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


(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: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) [Tanzania Mainland], Ministry of Health (MoH) [Zanzibar], National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS), and ICF. 2016. Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS-MIS) 2015-16. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: MoHCDGEC, MoH, NBS, OCGS, 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: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) [Tanzania Mainland], Ministry of Health (MoH) [Zanzibar], National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS), and ICF. 2016. Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS-MIS) 2015-16. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: MoHCDGEC, MoH, NBS, OCGS, and ICF.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF SDG Target 5.3.1 global database 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF SDG Target 5.3.2 global database 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (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 2016.


(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 2016.