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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CONPES Social 161, Equidad de Género para las Mujeres

Colombia | 2013 | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ley 1639 de 2013 Proteccion a la Integridad de las Victimas de Crimenes con acido

Colombia | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Guidelines from the Plan to Ensure a Life Free from Violence for Women

Colombia | 2012 | 2022

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls



Decreto 4798 de 2011 (Violencia contra la mujer en el contexto educativo)

Colombia | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ley 1448 de 2011 (Día Nacional por la Dignidad de las Mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual en el marco del conflicto armado)

Colombia | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 2010

Colombia | 2010

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


"Mujer tienes Derechos" (Estrategia de Comunicacion del Estado Colombiano)

Colombia | 2010

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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


Forensic Training Programme on Gender-based Violence for Forensic Medical and Dental Officers at Regional Centres

Colombia | 2009

Type of Measure : Health > Training, Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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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.