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 : 18 % (1)

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

Child Marriage :23 % (2)

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 :89 (3)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :39 (4)

Colombia Search Data

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Law Against Femicide

Colombia | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Sexual violence


Programa de Garantías de la Labor de Lideresas y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos

Colombia | 2014

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls, Sexual violence


Ley 1654 de 2013 (Restauracion de la Fiscalia General de la Nacion)

Colombia | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Lineamiento para el restablecimiento de Derechos de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Víctimas de Violencia Sexual (Explotación Sexual Comercial, Abuso Sexual o Trata con fines Sexuales)

Colombia | 2010

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Referral services, Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Ley 1257 (Prevención y Sanción de formas de Violencia y Discriminación contra la Mujeres)

Colombia | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Programa Integral contra la Violencia Basada en Género

Colombia | 2008 | 2011

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

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


Decree No. 1290 of 2008 (Administrative Programme of Individual Reparations for Armed Conflict Victims)

Colombia | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations, Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses

Colombia | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation, Health > Protocols and guidelines, Health > Training

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


Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses

Colombia | 2007

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines, Health > Training

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


Ley 1146

Colombia | 2007

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Asociación Probienestar de la Familia Colombiana, Profamilia, 2016. Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 2015. Profamilia. Bogota, Colombia.


(2) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(3) 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.


(4) 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.