Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :238 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 139 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :306 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :92 % (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 :152 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :138 (6)

Benin Search Data

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National Campaign Zero Tolerance to Child Marriage

Benin | 2017

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Law No. 2015-08 of 8 December 2015 (Provision against Child and Forced Marriage)

Benin | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


OPOUTO-KOUNOUDETO Project against Sexual Violence against Girls and Child Marriage

Benin | 2014 | 2015

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Sexual violence, Child, early and forced marriage


Integrated GBV Management Centers

Benin | 2014

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


La Loi 2011-26 du 9 janvier 2012 Portant Prévention et Répression des Violences Faites aux Femmes

Benin | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : New Form Of Violence


Listening and Counselling Services for Women and Girls Survivors of Gender-based Violence

Benin | 2010

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training of Members of the Judiciary in Procedures for Supporting Victims and Survivors

Benin | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Le Projet EMPOWER

Benin | 2010

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The National Policy for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality 2009–2016

Benin | 2009 | 2016

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy, Social services > Psycho-social counselling

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Étude sur les Violences Faites aux Femmes et aux Filles

Benin | 2009 | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 de 20 Results

(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Économique INSAE and ICF. 2019. Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Bénin, 2017-2018. Cotonou, Bénin and Rockville, Maryland, USA : INSAE and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Économique INSAE and ICF. 2019. Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Bénin, 2017-2018. Cotonou, Bénin and Rockville, Maryland, USA : INSAE and ICF.


(3) 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.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. 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 2021/2022.


(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 2022.