Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

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

Child Marriage :26 % (1)

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 :100 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :47 (3)

Panama Search Data

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El Comité Nacional contra la Violencia en la Mujer

Panama | 2013

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls, Femicide/Feminicide


Ley Nº 82 de 2013 (Prevención contra la Violencia en las Mujeres y Tipifica el Femicidio)

Panama | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


Politica Publica de Igualdad de Oportunidades para las Mujeres

Panama | 2012

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan Nacional contra la Trata de Personas

Panama | 2012 | 2017

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Manual de Funcionamiento de las Casas Albergues para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia Domestica

Panama | 2012

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ley Nº 38 de 2001 (Violencia Domestica y Maltrato al Niño, Niña y Adolescente)

Panama | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Campañas contra la Violencia contra las Mujeres

Panama | 2010 | 2015

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


Protocolo de Actuación Interinstitucional: Proyecto "Actuación integral con víctimas de violencia de género”

Panama | 2010

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Casas de Atención Integral y Hogares Albergue

Panama | 2009

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Observatorio contra la Violencia de Genero (Defensoria del Pueblo)

Panama | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(2) 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.


(3) 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.