Number of People Experiencing Domestic Abuse:

87% of Afghan women are believed to have experience domestic abuse at least once.,

80% of women reported violence from their partners.

Between March 2017 and March 2018, at least 270 women lost their lives due to domestic violence and honour killings in Afghanistan, as documented by the Independent Human Rights Commission.,

4,340 cases of domestic abuse against women registered in fiscal year 1396. Of these, 1,420 cases (32.7%), related to physical violence, 228 cases (5.3%) to sexual violence, 1,317 cases (30.3%) to verbal and psychological violence, 749 cases (17.3%) to economic violence, and 626 cases (14.4%) to other types of violence against women, which largely concerns unacceptable customs and traditions.

No research on any other gender identities.

This is from a population of:

37.17 million. 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

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  1. Promundo, “Reflections on Gender, Patriarchy and Peace: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in Afghanistan”, (2018), Report.

  2. Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (‘AIHRC’), “Summary of the Report on Violence Against Women: Fiscal Year 1396”, (2017), Summary, <>.

  3. Radio Free Afghanistan, “Afghanistan: Nearly 6,500 Incidents of Violence Against Women Recorded in Past Year”, (, 25 November 2019), <>.

  4. H. Barr, “Afghan Government Ignoring Violence Against Women”, (, 30 May 2018), <>.

  5. R. Jewkes, J. Corboz and A. Gibbs, “Violence Against Afghan Women by Husbands, Mothers-in-Law and Siblings-in-Law/Siblings: Risk Markers and Health Consequences in an Analysis of the Baseline of Randomised Controlled Trial”, (, 7 February 2019), <>.

  6. AIHRC, (3).

  7. The World Bank, "Population, Total”, (, 2019), <>. This figure is sourced from the United Nations (‘UN’) Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.

  8. Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (‘OSCE’), “Well-Being and Safety of Women”, (2019), OSCE-Led Survey on Violence Against Women, 26.