Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :15.3 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 6 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 5.3 % (3)

Child Marriage :32.7 % (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 :113 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :36 (6)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic Search Data

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Lao Violence Against Children and Youth Survey

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2018

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Penal Code Criminalize Forcible Sexual Intercourse with Wife

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Law on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Children

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law on Prevention and Combating Cyber Crime

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Lao National Survey on Womens Health and Life Experience 2014

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Violence Against Children Survey 2014

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Plan of Action on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children 2014-2020

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2014 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Trainings for Law Enforcement Agencies

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Police > Training

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Judicial Statistics on Human Trafficking

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 2008 | 2012

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Justice

Form of Violence : Trafficking


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-64 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Lao PDR, 2015. Lao National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences 2014 - A Study on Violence against Women.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-64 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Lao PDR, 2015. Lao National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences 2014 - A Study on Violence against Women.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–64 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Lao PDR, 2015. Lao National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences 2014 - A Study on Violence against Women.


(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.