Country Viet Nam
Year 2018
Type of Measure Monitoring and Evaluation > Laws
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


According to a review report on the 10-year implementation of the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control, the number of reported violence cases in 2016 was 14,790, decreasing to 13,221 in 2017. In 2018, with the technical and financial support from the Embassy of Australia and UNFPA, Viet Nam conducted a second national survey on violence against women on 6,000 women from 63 provinces and cities directly under the central government. This demonstrated the commitment of the government to collecting information to understand the situation of violence against women and to formulate specific intervention policies. Viet Nam is the first country in the world to have conducted a second survey on violence against women. Preliminary findings show that the situation of violence against women has decreased: physical violence decreased from 31.5 per cent in 2010 to 26.1 per cent in 2018, while emotional violence experienced fell from 53.6 per cent in 2010 to 47.0 per cent in 2018.

Source of Information

Viet Nam's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.16.