Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :22.4 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 1.8 % (2)

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

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 :9 (3)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :1 (4)

Iceland Search Data

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Action Plan to Handle Sexual Offences

Iceland | 2018 | 2022

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Declaration of Will: Workplace Harassment, No Thanks!

Iceland | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Working Group on Sexual Harassment in Sports

Iceland | 2018

Type of Measure : Work with public private sectors > Sports

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Amendment to the Criminal Law Regarding Rape

Iceland | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campaign: Sjúkást-Crazy Love

Iceland | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Event: Digital Gender Violence and Hate Speech, the Role of Men, the Legislation and Implications for Democracy

Iceland | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Working Group and Task Force on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Iceland | 2017

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Bjarkarhlíð: Family Justice Centre for Survivors

Iceland | 2017

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Amendment to the Criminal Law Regarding Domestic Violence

Iceland | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


New Rules of Procedure for Cases of Domestic Violence

Iceland | 2015

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) Proportion of all women aged 18-80 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ingólfur Gíslason, 2008. Ofbeldi í nánum samböndum: orsakir, afleiðingar, úrræði [Violence in intimate relationships: causes, consequences, remedies]. Reykjavík: Félagsmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Social Affairs – now Ministry for Welfare)


(2) Proportion of women aged 18-80 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ingólfur Gíslason, 2008. Ofbeldi í nánum samböndum: orsakir, afleiðingar, úrræði [Violence in intimate relationships: causes, consequences, remedies]. Reykjavík: Félagsmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Social Affairs – now Ministry for Welfare)


(3) 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.


(4) 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.