Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :54.2

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 26.9

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

Child Marriage :58.6

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 :119 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :72 (3)

Bangladesh Search Data

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Labor Code

Bangladesh | 2006

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

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Prevention of Cruelty against Women and Children Act

Bangladesh | 2000

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Other harmful practices, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Other harmful practices


(1) Proportion of all women aged 15+ experiencing sexual violence by perpetrators other than a husband during lifetime. Source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 2016. Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey 2015. Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).


(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 2016.


(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 2016.