Proportion of women subjected to physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months (% of women age 15-49) - Country Ranking

Definition: Proportion of women subjected to physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months is the percentage of ever partnered women age 15-49 who are subjected to physical violence, sexual violence or both by a current or former intimate partner in the last 12 months.

Source: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Afghanistan 46.10 2015
2 Vanuatu 44.00 2009
3 Equatorial Guinea 43.60 2011
4 Solomon Islands 41.80 2008
5 Colombia 37.40 2010
6 Dem. Rep. Congo 36.80 2014
7 Kiribati 36.10 2008
8 Liberia 35.00 2007
9 Uganda 33.30 2011
10 Gabon 31.50 2012
11 Cameroon 31.40 2011
12 Timor-Leste 30.40 2010
13 Tanzania 29.60 2016
14 Sierra Leone 28.70 2013
15 Mozambique 27.70 2011
16 Zambia 26.70 2014
17 Central African Republic 26.30 2006
17 São Tomé and Principe 26.30 2009
19 Kenya 25.50 2014
20 Tuvalu 25.00 2007
21 Bolivia 24.20 2008
22 India 23.00 2006
23 Bangladesh 22.40 2007
24 Malawi 22.10 2010
25 Samoa 22.00 2000
25 Côte d'Ivoire 22.00 2012
27 Mali 21.50 2006
28 Rwanda 20.70 2015
29 Namibia 20.20 2013
30 Zimbabwe 19.90 2015
31 Ghana 19.20 2008
32 Tonga 18.90 2009
33 Chad 17.50 2015
34 Kyrgyz Republic 17.10 2012
35 Dominican Republic 16.00 2013
36 Tajikistan 15.20 2012
37 Haiti 14.90 2012
38 Moldova 14.60 2005
39 Nepal 14.30 2011
40 Jordan 14.10 2012
41 Egypt 14.00 2014
42 Peru 12.90 2012
43 Togo 12.70 2014
44 Turkey 11.00 2014
44 Nigeria 11.00 2013
44 Honduras 11.00 2012
47 Cambodia 10.90 2014
48 Ukraine 10.20 2007
49 Azerbaijan 9.80 2006
50 Nicaragua 9.30 2007
50 Burkina Faso 9.30 2010
52 Bulgaria 9.00 2012
53 Guatemala 8.50 2015
54 Greece 8.00 2012
54 Finland 8.00 2012
54 Slovak Republic 8.00 2012
54 Belgium 8.00 2012
54 Hungary 8.00 2012
59 Cabo Verde 7.80 2005
60 Jamaica 7.70 2008
60 El Salvador 7.70 2008
62 The Gambia 7.30 2013
63 Philippines 7.10 2013
64 Netherlands 7.00 2012
64 Denmark 7.00 2012
64 France 7.00 2012
64 Latvia 7.00 2012
64 Italy 7.00 2012
64 Romania 7.00 2012
70 Lithuania 6.00 2012
70 Czech Republic 6.00 2012
70 Sweden 6.00 2012
70 United Kingdom 6.00 2012
70 Portugal 6.00 2012
75 Germany 5.00 2012
75 Malta 5.00 2012
77 Comoros 4.90 2012
78 Ireland 4.00 2012
78 Croatia 4.00 2012
78 Estonia 4.00 2012
78 Austria 4.00 2012
82 Luxembourg 3.00 2012
82 Poland 3.00 2012
82 Cyprus 3.00 2012
85 Slovenia 2.00 2012
85 Spain 2.00 2012

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Development Relevance: Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development and peace. It both violates and impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. Tolerance and experience of domestic violence are significant barriers to the empowerment of women and it has a negative health consequences for victims, especially with respect to the reproductive health of women and the physical, emotional, and mental health of their children

Limitations and Exceptions: Collecting valid, reliable, and ethical data on domestic violence poses particular challenges because what constitutes violence or abuse varies across cultures and among individuals. In addition, a culture of silence usually surrounds domestic violence and can affect reporting.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual