Proportion of women aged 15 years or older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence, in the previous 12 months, by form of violence, by age and by whether the violent act was perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner or not.


(No metadata available yet for indicator 5.2.2).

This indicator is drawn from a combination of SDG indicators 5.2.1 and 5.2.2, which differ from each other by the relationship between the woman or girl and the person who has inflicted violence on them. The present indicator includes acts of violence committed by persons who are or have been close companions, as well as those committed by others; but it breaks down this relationship between the perpetrator and the victim.


This indicator is adapted from SDG indicators 5.2.1 and 5.2.2.

The information may be reinforced by data from health information systems and from judicial, social service and police databases. However, because a very large number of cases are not reported, this information should not form the basis for measurement of this indicator.

A detailed definition of physical, sexual and psychological violence against women can be found in the following document of the United Nations Statistics Division: Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women (

Some methodological aspects related to measurement of the indicator are considered in a preliminary version of the metadata of March 2016. Further information at:

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Priority Measures

A.1 - Eradicate poverty

Reinforce the public policies and actions needed to eradicate poverty and break the cycles of exclusion and inequality as a condition for achieving development in the region.

A.2 - Human rights, gender and interculturality

Apply a human rights approach with a gender and intercultural perspective in addressing population and development issues, and step up efforts to recognize, promote and uphold relevant goals in order to eliminate inequalities and foster social inclusion.

E.57 - Eradication of all forms of violence

Enforce existing policies and adopt, on the one hand, preventative and punitive measures, and on the other measures for protecting and caring for women in order to eradicate all forms of violence, including forced sterilization and stigma against women in public and private spheres and especially the gender-motivated violent murder of girls and women, and ensure effective and universal access to fundamental services for all victims and survivors of gender-based violence, with special attention to women in high-risk situations, such as older women, pregnant women, women with disabilities, culturally diverse groups, sex workers, women living with HIV/AIDS, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, Afro-descendent, indigenous and migrant women, women living in border areas, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking.

E.58 - Justice with a gender perspective

Reaffirm the commitment and political will of Latin America and the Caribbean, at the highest level, to combat and eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women, including domestic violence and femicide/feminicide, and actively promote awareness-raising regarding gender mainstreaming among law enforcement personnel.

E.65 - Specialized care in cases of violence

Implement, with the support of available technologies, multisectoral, comprehensive, integrated, coordinated, interdisciplinary and accessible services, programmes and actions targeting women that are sustainable at all levels, include specialized and confidential care in cases of violence, have sufficient resources available and that bring together sectors such as the police, the judiciary, medical and psychological services and evaluation, including sexual and reproductive health services, as well as opportunities for training and generating earnings, with a view to promoting women’s autonomy in all its forms.
E. Gender equality