Country Key Figures
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).