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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Article 279 of the Criminal Code of Canada (Criminalization of Trafficking of Persons under 18 years of age and adults)

Canada | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Article 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada Criminalization of Sexual Explotation

Canada | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Manitoba: Enforcement of Canadian Judgments Act

Canada | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Violence Prevention Act

Canada | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Newfoundland and Labrador: Family Violence Protection Act

Canada | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Nunavut: Family Abuse Intervention Act

Canada | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Alberta: Amendment to The Protection against Family Violence Act

Canada | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Stalking


Québec:The Act to Insert Article 1974.1 in the Civil Code

Canada | 2005

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence


Northwest Territories: Protection Against Family Violence Act

Canada | 2005

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Nova Scotia: Domestic Violence Intervention Act

Canada | 2003

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(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.