Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :31.2 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 10.6 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :17.4 % (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 :87 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :62 (5)

Peru Search Data

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National Observatory of Violence against Women and Family Members

Peru | 2019

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No. 30838 (Criminal Code)

Peru | 2019

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Resolution: Anti-Sexual Harrassment in Public Transportations

Peru | 2019

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Legislative Decree No. 1368: Specialized National Justice System

Peru | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Feminicide Crime Investigation Protocol from a Gender Perspective

Peru | 2018

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide


Strategy: We Accompany You

Peru | 2018

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

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide


Inter-Institutional Protocol for Action against Feminicide, Attempt at Feminicide and High-Risk Domestic Violence

Peru | 2018

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide


Police Squad for the Prevention of Family Violence

Peru | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Legislative Decree 1410 (Sexual Harassment)

Peru | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


National Plan Against Gender Violence 2016-2021 (Plan Nacional Contra la Violencia de Género 2016-2021)

Peru | 2016

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 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: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. 2018. Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud (ENDES) 2017. Lima: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 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: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. 2018. Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud (ENDES) 2017. Lima: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática.


(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.