Madagascar

Population size: 

26,969,307 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

30% of women have experienced domestic violence in the last 12 months. [2]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

2.5% of GDP [3]

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.


Current law and policy:

Legal protections and a national plan exist with the aim of reducing domestic violence, however, practical constraints may be impeding these efforts. Legal protection from domestic violence is provided under La Mise À Jour Du Code Pénal Malgache Pour Les Sanctions Prévues Aux Auteurs De La Violence Faite Aux Femmes Et Aux EnfantsMineurs. However practical constraints may be preventing women from receiving justice such as the requirement medical certificate to undertake legal proceedings. This cost just under $2 and is a barrier to justice for some due to their economic dependency on their partner. A national plan (Plan d’Action National de lutte contre les Violences Baséessur le Genre) to combat domestic violence for the period of 2017-2021 exists with a budget commitment of $2,858,000.


 

Sources


[1] The World Bank, (1)

[2] https://www.intrahealth.org/vital/madagascar-health-workers-can-help-survivors-violence-break-silence

[3] http://economicsandpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The-Economic-Cost-of-Violence-Containment.pdf