Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :30 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 5 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 11 % (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 :8 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :2 (5)

Finland Search Data

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Section 7 of the Constitution

Finland | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Report on Gender Equality

Finland | 2011

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

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


Action Plan to Reduce Violence against Women

| 2010 | 2015

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

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


Nationwide System for Victim Assistance Concerning all Identified Victims of Trafficking

Finland | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Programmes of the Miessakit Association

Finland | 2009

Type of Measure : Perpetrators Programme

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Specialized Police Investigators

Finland | 2009

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Publication: Recommendations for the Prevention of Interpersonal and Domestic Violence

Finland | 2008

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Action Plan for Gender Equality

Finland | 2008 | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Funding for the United Nations Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence against Women

Finland | 2008

Type of Measure : Budgets > External funds

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Preventing Domestic and Interpersonal Partner Violence

Finland | 2008 | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(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.