Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :30 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 5 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 11 % (3)

Child Marriage :0 % (4)

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 :7 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :2 (6)

Finland Search Data

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Budget Allocation for Shelters

Finland | 2019

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Working Group to Examine Legal Requirements to Amend Criminal Code

Finland | 2019

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Update of Action Plan against Female Genital Mutilation

Finland | 2019

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

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Minimum Age of Marriage (Abolish Minors to Marry)

Finland | 2019

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Trainings by Office of the Prosecutor General

Finland | 2018

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training at Finnish Immigration Service

Finland | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Finnish Immigration Service Project: "ONE"

Finland | 2018

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Memorandum: Information on Preventing and Combating Forced Marriages

Finland | 2018

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Action Plan for the Istanbul Convention 2018-2021

Finland | 2018 | 2021

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Rape Crisis Centre Established at Helsinki University Hospital

Finland | 2017

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

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) 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.


(5) 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.


(6) 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.