Country Key Figures


People in need of GBV assistance (HNO 2022)


People targeted for GBV assistance (HNO 2022)
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Country Overview


Women and girls account for majority of survivors seeking services. Although grossly underreported, cases of sexual violence against men and boys have also been reported. Northern Ethiopia crisis has led to large scale GBV cases as captured in various reports and statements including by the Government of Ethiopia and the UN (STATEMENT BY UN BODIES ON GBV IN TIGRAY). In Ethiopia, gender-based violence (GBV) is highly prevalent, with 35% of ever married women aged 15-49 experiencing physical, emotional, or sexual violence from their husband or partner, and 68% agreeing that wife-beating can be justified. About 65% of women aged 15-49 have undergone FGM (Ethiopia DHS 2016).

Country Key Contacts

Ephraim Karanja
GBV sub-cluster coordinator
Lealem Birhanu
Gender department
Ministry of Women and Children Affairs