Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :36 % (1)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :92 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :79 (3)

Brazil Search Data

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Article 226 of the Constitution

| 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 227 of the Constitution

Brazil | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 243 of the Constitution

| 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 7 of the Constitution

Brazil | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campaign: Men United against Violence against Women

| 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law 11340 (The Maria da Penha Law) of 7 August 2006

Brazil | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Amendments to the Penal Code

Brazil | 2005

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Compulsory Notification of Cases of Violence against Women (Hospital) (Law No. 10.778/2003)

Brazil | 2003

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Lei Nº 10.224, altera o Decreto-Lei nº 2.848, de 7 de dezembro de 1940 – Código Penal

Brazil | 2001

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment, Sexual violence


WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women

Brazil | 2001

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


(1) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(2) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(3) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.