Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :22 % (1)

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

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

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 :5 (3)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :1 (4)

Iceland Search Data

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Article 68 of the Constitution

Iceland | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Brochure on Women's Legal Rights Under Icelandic Legislation

Iceland | 2011

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Sexual Offence Department

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Training of Health Professionals on Violence Against Women

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Housing and Financial Assistance Provided by Municipalities to Victims Survivors of Violence

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


University Course: Violent Crime from a Women's Rights Perspective

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

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


Courses on Violence Against Women at the Faculty of Social Work of the University of Iceland

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

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


Guidelines: "Human Trafficking - Information And Guidelines On Police Procedures"

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Trafficking


"Research on Violence against Women: Measures of the Health Services"

Iceland | 2010

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

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


Guidelines: Handling Cases in Courts

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of all women aged 18-80 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ingólfur Gíslason, 2008. Ofbeldi í nánum samböndum: orsakir, afleiðingar, úrræði [Violence in intimate relationships: causes, consequences, remedies]. Reykjavík: Félagsmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Social Affairs – now Ministry for Welfare)


(2) Proportion of women aged 18-80 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ingólfur Gíslason, 2008. Ofbeldi í nánum samböndum: orsakir, afleiðingar, úrræði [Violence in intimate relationships: causes, consequences, remedies]. Reykjavík: Félagsmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Social Affairs – now Ministry for Welfare)


(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.