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 : 1 % (1)

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

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

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 :18 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :35 (3)

Canada Search Data

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Act to Amend the Criminal Code (FGM)

Canada | 1997

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence, Sexual harassment, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


(1) Proportion of currently-partnered women aged over 15 years experiencing physical and/or sexual violence by current partner in the last 12 months. Source: Statistics Canada, 2011. Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile. Catalogue no. 85-224-X. Ottawa


(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.