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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Resolución No. 001 de 2009 por las Autoridades Indígenas (FGM)

Colombia | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)



Comité Interinstitucional de Comunicaciones para la erradicación de la Violencia Basada en Género el Estado Colombiano

Colombia | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Study on Social and Institutional Tolerance of Gender-based Violence in Colombia

Colombia | 2009

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Comprehensive National Strategy to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Colombia | 2008

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy, Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Trafficking


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


Protocolo para la Prevención, Protección y Promoción de los Derechos de las Mujeres Víctimas de la Violencia

Colombia | 2008

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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


Consignación Presupuestaria Específicamente Destinada a Hacer frente a la Violencia contra la Mujer

Colombia | 2008

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan Estratégico para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer ante la Justicia

Colombia | 2008

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner 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.