Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :26 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 8 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :26 % (3)

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 :85 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :64 (5)

El Salvador Search Data

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Artículo 27 de la Constitución

El Salvador | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan Quinquenal de Desarrollo

El Salvador | 2014 | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Artículo 4 de la Constitución

El Salvador | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Programa de Gobierno "El Salvador Adelante"

El Salvador | 2014 | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Campaign entitled "Help is for all"

El Salvador | 2013

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Trafficking, Violence against women and girls, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Women´s Unit (Attorney General´s Office)

El Salvador | 2013

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Protocol for Investigating Femicide

El Salvador | 2012

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines, Justice > Protocols and guidelines, Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


Radio Programme called Womens Voice

El Salvador | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Work with public private sectors > Media

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


126 Helpline

El Salvador | 2012

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Violence against women is Violence against Society

El Salvador | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

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 at least once in their lifetime. Source: Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña, 2009. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Familiar 2008 (FESAL-2008). San Salvador, El Salvador.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña, 2009. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Familiar 2008 (FESAL-2008). San Salvador, El Salvador.


(3) 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.


(4) 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.


(5) 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.