Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :32 % (1)

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

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 7 % (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 :41 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :20 (5)

Latvia Search Data

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Amendments to Law on Social Services and Social Assistance, and the Civil Procedure Law

Latvia | 2021

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Plan for the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings 2021-2023

Latvia | 2021 | 2023

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

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Law on the Procedures for the Coming into Force and Application of Criminal Law Criminalizes FGM

Latvia | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

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


Plan for the Promotion of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men 2018-2020

Latvia | 2018 | 2020

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law

Latvia | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Training for National Police Station Inspectors

Latvia | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Primary Survey on Gender-Based Violence

Latvia | 2018

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Projects by the Ministry of Welfare on Violence Against Women

Latvia | 2017 | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Development of Professional Social Work in Local Municipalities Project

Latvia | 2015

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 95 of the Constitution

Latvia | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

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.