Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :20.4 % (1)

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

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 4.1 % (3)

Child Marriage :9.8 % (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 :90 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :116 (6)

Sri Lanka Search Data

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Sri Lanka Women’s Wellbeing Survey - 2019

Sri Lanka | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Research Studies on VAW

Sri Lanka | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Witness Bill: Witness Protection

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


100 Days Action Plan: Prevent Abuse and Sexual Harassment

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment, Sexual violence


Women and Children's Unit to Combat GBV

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Administrative Data on Court Cases

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Justice

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Budget Allocation for Survivors

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witness Act

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Strategic Plan to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking

Sri Lanka | 2015 | 2018

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Article 27 of the Constitution

Sri Lanka | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 26 Results

(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15+ years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Department of Census and Statistics (2020), Women’s Wellbeing Survey – 2019 Findings from Sri Lanka's first dedicated National Survey on Violence against Women and Girls.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15+ years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Department of Census and Statistics (2020), Women’s Wellbeing Survey – 2019 Findings from Sri Lanka's first dedicated National Survey on Violence against Women and Girls.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15+ years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Department of Census and Statistics (2020), Women’s Wellbeing Survey – 2019 Findings from Sri Lanka's first dedicated National Survey on Violence against Women and Girls.


(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.