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


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

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Guidelines: Handling Cases in Courts

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

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


Data on Violence Collected by Hospitals

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Health

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Procedures Elaborated by the Evangelican Lutheran Church of Iceland on Gender Based and Sexual Violence

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Work with public private sectors > Faith based organizations

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


Plan of Action against Gender Based Violence and Violence against Children

Iceland | 2010 | 2011

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

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


Campaign: Fighting Violence against Women and Children

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Instructions Issued by the Public Prosecutor Related to Cases of Rape

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

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


Feminist Association of Iceland (Male Members)

Iceland | 2010

Type of Measure : Prevention > Working with men and boys

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.