Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :13 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 3 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 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 :14 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :21 (5)

Austria Search Data

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Inter-Ministerial Criminal Law Task Force to Better Protect Women and Children

Austria | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Task Force against Violence and Sexual Crimes

Austria | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Teaching Principle: Reflexive Gender Education and Equality

Austria | 2018

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Fifth National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking 2018-2020

Austria | 2018 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Law Amending Criminal Law of 2017

Austria | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Forced Marriage and Abduction Coordination Point

Austria | 2017

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Law Amending Criminal Law of 2015

Austria | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Working Group: Victim Protection-Oriented Work With Offenders

Austria | 2015

Type of Measure : Perpetrators Programme

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Upper Austria Violence Protection Centre and the Linz Women’s Shelter

Austria | 2015 | 2018

Type of Measure : Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Skill Centre on Sex Education (Kompetenzzentrum Sexualpädagogik)

Austria | 2015

Type of Measure : Education > Non-formal education

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(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.