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 : 5 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 1 % (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 :17 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :31 (5)

Portugal Search Data

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Crime da Violência Doméstica. Lesão do Bem Jurídico.

Portugal | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Código Penal (FGM)

Portugal | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Local Plans for Equality

Portugal | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Working Group to Develop a National Action Plan to Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C)

Portugal | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Investigation and Support to Specific Victims Project

Portugal | 2009

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Domestic Violence Statistics

Portugal | 2009

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Justice, Administrative data > Police

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Portugal | 2009 | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campaign: "Prevention of Violence on Dating Relationships"

Portugal | 2008 | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Standardised Registration Guide to be Applied in Human Trafficking Situations

Portugal | 2008

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Inter-agency Committee on Trafficking in Human Beings

Portugal | 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


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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.