Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :22.8 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 2.2 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 10 % (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 :25 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :50 (5)

Australia Search Data

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National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032

Australia | 2022 | 2032

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Policing Protocol to Combat Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Australia | 2021

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse 2021-2030

Australia | 2021 | 2030

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Funding: Coronavirus Domestic Violence Support Package

Australia | 2021

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Primary Prevention Campaign: Stop it at the Start

Australia | 2021

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Australian NGO Cooperation Program Funds Projects Aiming to Reduce FGM

Australia | 2020 | 2022

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

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


Funding to Implement National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking

Australia | 2020

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Roadmap for Respect: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

Australia | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


Aboriginal Family Health Strategy, the Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Strategy 2019-2025

Australia | 2019 | 2025

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Campaign: Doing Nothing Does Harm

Australia | 2019

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) Proportion of women aged 18+ years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime since age 15. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017. Personal Safety Survey 2016. Canberra, Australia.


(2) Proportion of women aged 18+ years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017. Personal Safety Survey 2016. Canberra, Australia.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18+ years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone they know other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime since age 15. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017. Personal Safety Survey 2016. Canberra, Australia.


(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.