Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :29 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 9 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :41 % (3)

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 :103 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :10 (5)

Nicaragua Search Data

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Article 40 of the Constitution

Nicaragua | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 36 of the Constitution

| 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 34 of the Constitution

Nicaragua | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ley Contra Violencia Hacia Las Mujeres

Nicaragua | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Femicide/Feminicide, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Comprehensive Act against Violence towards Women

Nicaragua | 2012

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Modelo de Atención Integral para la Mujeres

Nicaragua | 2012

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Acts No. 735 and 779 (Trafficking in Persons)

Nicaragua | 2010 | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Coalition against Trafficking in Persons

Nicaragua | 2010

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Standards and Procedures for addressing Domestic Violence Cases

Nicaragua | 2009

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Commission on Violence against Women, Children and Young Persons

Nicaragua | 2007

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner 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: Instituto Nacional de Información de Desarrollo, 2008. Encuesta Nicaragüense de Demografia y Salud (ENDESA) 2006-2007. Managua, Nicaragua.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Instituto Nacional de Información de Desarrollo, 2008. Encuesta Nicaragüense de Demografia y Salud (ENDESA) 2006-2007. Managua, Nicaragua.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, 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 2015.


(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.