Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :21.5

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 12.2

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

Child Marriage :30.5

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :24 % (1)

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 :130 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :104 (3)

Senegal Search Data

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National Policies (Action Plans and Strategys) on FGM

Senegal | 2022

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

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Global Youth Roundtable for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation

Senegal | 2021

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Law Criminalizing Rape

Senegal | 2020

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Free Legal Advice for Survivors of GBV

Senegal | 2018

Type of Measure : Social services > Psycho-social counselling

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan for the Eradication of GBV and the Promotion of Human Rights 2017-2021

Senegal | 2017 | 2021

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence 2016-2018

Senegal | 2016 | 2018

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 7 of the Constitution

Senegal | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Study on the Level of Implementation of the Act Prohibiting Excision

Senegal | 2011

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Laws

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Plan D'action National Pour La Mise En Oeuvre De La Résolution 1325 (2000) Du Conseil De Sécurité Des Nations Unies

Senegal | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Plan d’Actions pour l’Accélération de l’Abandon de l’Excision

Senegal | 2010 | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


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(1) 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.


(2) 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.


(3) 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.