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 :51.4 % (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 :133 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :65 (6)

Bangladesh Search Data

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Dowry Prohibition Act 2018

Bangladesh | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls, Other harmful practices


National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children 2018-2030

Bangladesh | 2018 | 2030

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Women's Help Desks

Bangladesh | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Cyber Security Workshops

Bangladesh | 2018

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Cyber Help Desk

Bangladesh | 2017

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training for Female Students on Cyber Safety

Bangladesh | 2017

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Multi-Sectoral Programme on Violence Against Women (Phase 4)

Bangladesh | 2016 | 2021

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2015

Bangladesh | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 34 of the Constitution

Bangladesh | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 35 of the Constitution

Bangladesh | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(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, 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.