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 : 1.1 % (1)

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 :19 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :24 (3)

Canada Search Data

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Strategy to End Human Trafficking Ontario

| 2020 | 2025

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-833-900-1010

Canada | 2019 | 2020

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Budgetary Allocation for the Sexual Assault Review Team

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Legislation to Amend Labour Norms (Quebec)

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Amendment to the Labour Standards Act (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Amendment to the Labour Standards Code (Nova Scotia)

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol Act (Saskatchewan)

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Changes in the Canadian Family Justice System (Divorce Act)

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Fourth Government Action Plan on Domestic Violence 2018-2023 (Quebec)

Canada | 2018 | 2023

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Gender-Based Violence Committee of Cabinet (Manitoba)

Canada | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of women age 15+, currently partnered or who have had contact with their former partner during the five years preceding the survey, experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Bott S, Guedes A, Ruiz-Celis AP, Mendoza JA. Intimate partner violence in the Americas: A systematic review and reanalysis of national prevalence estimates. Based on data from: Statistic Canada. 2016. Criminal victimization in the territories, 2014.


(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 2020.


(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 2021.