Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :11 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 3.4 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 1 % (3)

Child Marriage :3.5 % (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 :38 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :76 (6)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Search Data

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Funding for NGOs to Support Victims of Trafficking

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2021

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings 2020-2023

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2020 | 2023

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Guidelines for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Institutions

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2019

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Special Action Plan for the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Republika Srpska 2019-2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2019 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law on Protection Against Domestic Violence

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Action Plan for the Implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Elimination of Domestic Violence 2018-2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2018 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Law on Special Registry of Persons Convicted for Criminal Offences of Sexual Abuse and Child Abduction

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Stop Violence and Addiction Project

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2017 | 2018

Type of Measure : Perpetrators Programme

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Institutional Capacity Building for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2017

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Labour Laws: Protection from Sexual Harassment

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2016

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18-74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime since age 15. Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). 2019. OESCE-led Survey on Violence against Women: Main Report. Vienna, Austria: OSCE Secretariat.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). 2019. OESCE-led Survey on Violence against Women: Main Report. Vienna, Austria: OSCE Secretariat.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime since age 15. Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). 2019. OESCE-led Survey on Violence against Women: Main Report. Vienna, Austria: OSCE Secretariat.


(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.