Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :14.3 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 5.9 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :25.5 % (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 :85 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :43 (5)

El Salvador Search Data

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Strategy for the Prevention of Feminicide and Sexual Violence

El Salvador | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide


National Care System for Women facing Violence (Sistema Nacional de Atención para Mujeres que enfrentan Violencia)

El Salvador | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Artículo 27 de la Constitución

El Salvador | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Programa de Gobierno "El Salvador Adelante"

El Salvador | 2014 | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Plan Quinquenal de Desarrollo

El Salvador | 2014 | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Artículo 4 de la Constitución

El Salvador | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campaign: Trafficking in Women is a Crime, Let's Raise our Voice

El Salvador | 2014

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Campaign entitled "Help is for all"

El Salvador | 2013

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

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


Women´s Unit (Attorney General´s Office)

El Salvador | 2013

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Policy for Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Política Nacional para el Acceso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia)

El Salvador | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15 to 49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. 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: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos (DIGESTYC). 2018. Encuesta Nacional de Violencia Contra las Mujeres 2017.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15 to 49 years 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: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos (DIGESTYC). 2018. Encuesta Nacional de Violencia Contra las Mujeres 2017.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(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 2020.


(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 2021.