Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :14.4 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 10.1 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :26.4 % (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 :94 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :44 (5)

Panama Search Data

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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


Hotlines (Counselling and Reception of Domestic Violence Complaints)

Panama | 2004 | 2009

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

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


Planes Locales de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Intrafamiliar/Doméstica

Panama | 2004

Type of Measure : Prevention > Community mobilization

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


Sistematización de las redes locales contra la Violencia

Panama | 2004

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Policies

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


Decree No. 99 of 2000 (Commission for the Development of the National Plan for Curbing Domestic Violence and Civil Coexistence)

Panama | 2000

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

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


(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: De León Richardson, RC et al. 2011. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (ENASSER) Panama 2009: Informe Final. Panama: Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: De León Richardson, RC et al. 2011. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (ENASSER) Panama 2009: Informe Final. Panama: Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud.


(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.