Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :508 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 461 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :283 % (3)

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 :157 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :156 (5)

Afghanistan Search Data

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Child Protection Law

Afghanistan | 2019

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan 2019-2022

Afghanistan | 2019 | 2022

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


New Penal Code 2018

Afghanistan | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan to Eliminate Early and Child Marriage 2017

Afghanistan | 2017

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

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Anti-Harassment Law to Protect Women and Children

Afghanistan | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Strategy and National Action Plan on the Elimination of Violence against Women

Afghanistan | 2016 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Health Strategy 2016-2020

Afghanistan | 2016 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Demographic and Health Survey 2015

Afghanistan | 2015

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Special EVAW Courts

Afghanistan | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Paragraph 32 of Presidential Decree 45 (The Elimination of Violence against Women)

Afghanistan | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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: Central Statistics Organization (CSO), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), and ICF. 2017. Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015. Kabul, Afghanistan: Central Statistics Organization.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Central Statistics Organization (CSO), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), and ICF. 2017. Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015. Kabul, Afghanistan: Central Statistics Organization.


(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 2020.


(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 2021.