Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :19 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 6 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 5 % (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 :16 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :50 (5)

Italy Search Data

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Article 13 of the Constitution

Italy | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Italy | 2010 | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Report on the National Helpline 1522

Italy | 2009

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Anti-Violence Centres

Italy | 2009

Type of Measure : Social services > Psycho-social counselling, Justice > Protocols and guidelines, Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence


Police "SDI - Sistema di Indagine" (System of Enquiries)

Italy | 2009

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Stalking, Violence against women and girls


Campaigns: Stalking, the National Hotline (1522), and Female Genital Mutilation

Italy | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Sexual violence, Stalking, Violence against women and girls


Law No. 38/2009 on Urgent Measures regarding Sexual Violence

Italy | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence, Stalking


National Observatory on Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Italy | 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

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


National Action Plan against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Italy | 2008

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women, Budgets > Government allocation

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


Permanent Forum against Grave Persecutions and the Violence against Women

Italy | 2007

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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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.