Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :16.8 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 3.1 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :24.6 % (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 :62 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :85 (5)

Uruguay Search Data

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GBV Hotline 0800-4141

Uruguay | 2021

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Report: Public Policies to Address, Protect, and Remedy for Girls, Boys and Teenagers Who Have Lost Their Mothers Due to Femicide 2018-2019

Uruguay | 2020

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide


Children and Teenagers Institute To Support Victims of Trafficking

Uruguay | 2020

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Prevalence Survey on Gender-Based Violence

Uruguay | 2019

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Interinstitutional System of Integral Response

Uruguay | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Network of Services for a Life Free of Gender Violence

Uruguay | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law to Prevent and Combat Trafficking of People

Uruguay | 2019

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Observatory on Gender-Based Violence towards Women

Uruguay | 2018

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No. 19,538 (Femicide)

Uruguay | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide


Law No. 19,580 (Gender-Based Violence against Women)

Uruguay | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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: Consejo Nacional Consultivo de Lucha contra la Violencia Doméstica (CNCLVD), Sistema Integrado de Protección a la Infancia y Adolescencia contra la Violencia (SIPIAV), Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), et al. Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia sobre la Violencia Basada en Género y Generaciones 2013: Informe de Resultados.


(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: Consejo Nacional Consultivo de Lucha contra la Violencia Doméstica (CNCLVD), Sistema Integrado de Protección a la Infancia y Adolescencia contra la Violencia (SIPIAV), Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), et al. Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia sobre la Violencia Basada en Género y Generaciones 2013: Informe de Resultados.


(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.