Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :54.2 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 26.9 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 3 % (3)

Child Marriage :58.6 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

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 :119 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :72 (6)

Bangladesh Search Data

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Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2010

Bangladesh | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Gender Responsive Community Policing

Bangladesh | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Community mobilization

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey

Bangladesh | 2007 | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women

Bangladesh | 2001

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Suppression of Violence against Women and Children Act

Bangladesh | 2000

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices, Child, early and forced marriage, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


(1) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15+ experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 2016. Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2015. Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).


(2) Proportion of ever-married women experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 2016. Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2015. Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).


(3) Proportion of all women aged 15+ experiencing sexual violence by perpetrators other than a husband during lifetime. Source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 2016. Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2015. Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 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.