Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :13 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 3 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 3 % (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 :31 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :68 (5)

Croatia Search Data

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National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN SC Resolution 1325 (2000) On Women, Peace And Security

Croatia | 2011 | 2014

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Article 23 of the Constitution

Croatia | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 65 of the Constitution

Croatia | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 39 of the Constitution

Croatia | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 17 of the Constitution

Croatia | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Croatia | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Plan for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Croatia | 2009 | 2011

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Commission for the Improvement of Protection against Domestic Violence

Croatia | 2009

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Safe Houses for Victims of Trafficking

Croatia | 2009

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Shelters for Victims of Family Violence

Croatia | 2008

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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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.