Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :15 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 4 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 5 % (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 :40 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :84 (5)

Malta Search Data

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Amendment to the Criminal Code Act

Malta | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Inter-Agency Protocol on Adult Victims of Domestic Violence

Malta | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Inter-Agency Protocol regarding Adult Victims of Domestic Violence with Primary Health Care

Malta | 2018

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence Act 2018

Malta | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls


Breaking the Cycle of Violence Project

Malta | 2018 | 2020

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence Strategy and Action Plan

Malta | 2017

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Full Cooperation: Zero Violence Project

Malta | 2017 | 2018

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 35 of the Constitution

Malta | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 36 of the Constitution

Malta | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Second Stage Shelter

Malta | 2009

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner 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.