Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :485 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 279 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :19 % (3)

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 :127 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :24 (5)

Burundi Search Data

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Center of Excellence on the Fight against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Burundi | 2019

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No. 1/09 of May 11, 2018 amending the Code of Criminal Procedure

Burundi | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Strategy to Combat Sexual and Gender-based Violence and its Action Plan 2018-2022

Burundi | 2018 | 2022

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No. 1/27 of December 29, 2017 Revising the Penal Code

Burundi | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campaign to Popularize and Raise Awareness of the Law on Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Burundi | 2017

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Integrated Care Centers for Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Burundi | 2017

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No. 1/13 of 09/22/2016 on the Prevention, Protection of Victims and Repression of Gender-based Violence

Burundi | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Strategic Plan for Youth Empowerment and Development

Burundi | 2016 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No. 1/28 of October 29, 2014 on the Prevention and Repression of Human Trafficking and the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

Burundi | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Strategy to Combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence of the National Police of Burundi

Burundi | 2014 | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(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: Ministère à la Présidence chargé de la Bonne Gouvernance et du Plan Burundi - MPBGP, Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte contre le Sida Burundi - MSPLS, Institut de Statistiques et d’Études Économiques du Burundi - ISTEEBU, et ICF. 2017. Troisième Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Burundi. Bujumbura, Burundi : ISTEEBU, MSPLS, 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: Ministère à la Présidence chargé de la Bonne Gouvernance et du Plan Burundi - MPBGP, Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte contre le Sida Burundi - MSPLS, Institut de Statistiques et d’Études Économiques du Burundi - ISTEEBU, et ICF. 2017. Troisième Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Burundi. Bujumbura, Burundi : ISTEEBU, MSPLS, 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) 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.


(5) 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.