Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :28 % (1)

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

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 12 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

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 :3 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :5 (5)

Sweden Search Data

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Campaigns on Combating Men's Violence Against Women

Sweden | 2019

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

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


Swedish Gender Equality Agency

Sweden | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Sexual Offences Act 2018

Sweden | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


National Action Plan Against Genital Mutilation of Girls

Sweden | 2018

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

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


Action Plan to Combat Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings

Sweden | 2018

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Strategy to Prevent and Combat Men's Violence Against Women 2016-2026

Sweden | 2016 | 2026

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls, Other harmful practices, Trafficking


National Population Study on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Sweden | 2016

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Budgetary Allocation for Women's Shelters

Sweden | 2015 | 2019

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


New Provisions in Criminal and Civil Law on Child and Forced Marriage

Sweden | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


National Board of Health and Welfare Training Materials

Sweden | 2009

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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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.