Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

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

Child Marriage :13.3 % (1)

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 :122 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :152 (3)

Syrian Arab Republic Search Data

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Article 53 of the Constitution

Syrian Arab Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Legislative Decree No. 17 of 2012

Syrian Arab Republic | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Law No. 11 of 2011

Syrian Arab Republic | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Legislative Decree Law No. 3 of 2010

Syrian Arab Republic | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Seminar for Syrias Judicial Institute

Syrian Arab Republic | 2009

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Specialist Diploma (Training) in Women and Child Protection

Syrian Arab Republic | 2009

Type of Measure : Police > Training, Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training Course for Media Personnel

Syrian Arab Republic | 2009

Type of Measure : Work with public private sectors > Media

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan of Action of the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs

Syrian Arab Republic | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Training Course for Lawyers

Syrian Arab Republic | 2009

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Violence

Syrian Arab Republic | 2008

Type of Measure : Social services > Psycho-social counselling, Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) 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.


(2) 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.


(3) 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