Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :28.5 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 16 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :35.9 % (3)

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 :112 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :89 (5)

Dominican Republic Search Data

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Campaign entitled “A Man’s Promise”

Dominican Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


Statistics Unit in the Office of the Attorney General with a database on femicide and VAW

Dominican Republic

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

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


(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: Centro de Estudios Sociales y Demográficos (CESDEM) y ICF International, 2014. Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud 2013. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: CESDEM y ICF International.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Centro de Estudios Sociales y Demográficos (CESDEM) y ICF International, 2014. Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud 2013. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: CESDEM y ICF International.


(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) 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.


(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.