Gender violence

This section contains the indicators about domestic and non-domestic violence against women of the GenLAC database. Indicators are available by educational level, marital status, and the number of children,  and they are constructed based on demographic and health surveys.

Indicators

Domestic violence

Women who have ever experienced psychological violence by their last partner, as a percentage of women aged 15-49 years.

Indicator available by number of children (no children, with children aged 0-5, with children older than 5), marital status*(married or not), and educational level (high school dropouts, high school graduates or some college, higher education completed).

(*) “Married” refers to persons in formal and consensual unions.

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Women who have ever experienced physical violence by their last partner, as a percentage of women aged 15-49 years.

Indicator available by number of children (no children, with children aged 0-5, with children older than 5), marital status*(married or not), and educational level (high school dropouts, high school graduates or some college, higher education completed).

(*) “Married” refers to persons in formal and consensual unions.

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Women who have ever experienced sexual violence by their last partner, as a percentage of women aged 15-49 years.

Indicator available by number of children (no children, with children aged 0-5, with children older than 5), marital status* (married or not), and educational level (high school dropouts, high school graduates or some college, higher education completed).

(*) “Married” refers to persons in formal and consensual unions.

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Women who have ever experienced some type of violence (psychological, physical, or sexual) by their last partner, as a percentage of women aged 15-49 years.

Indicator available by number of children (no children, with children aged 0-5, with children older than 5), marital status* (married or not), and educational level (high school dropouts, high school graduates or some college, higher education completed).

(*) “Married” refers to persons in formal and consensual unions.

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Includes all indicators about Domestic Violence

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Non-domestic violence

Women who have ever experienced physical violence by someone other than their partner, as a percentage of women aged 15-49.

Indicator available by number of children (no children, with children aged 0-5, with children older than 5), marital status* (married or not), and educational level (high school dropouts, high school graduates or some college, higher education completed).

(*) “Married” refers to persons in formal and consensual unions.

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Women who have ever experienced sexual violence by someone other than their partner, as a percentage of women aged 15-49 years.

Indicator available by number of children (no children, with children aged 0-5, with children older than 5), marital status* (married or not), and educational level (high school dropouts, high school graduates or some college, higher education completed).

(*) “Married” refers to persons in formal and consensual unions.

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Includes all indicators about Non-Domestic Violence.

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Cite the GenLAC database

Information taken from this database should be cited as “Source: GenLAC (CEDLAS)” or “Source: GenLAC – Evidence for gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (CEDLAS)”. The APA style citation is available below. We advise that users reference the date that the database was consulted.

CEDLAS (2022). GenLAC – Evidence for gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (Version 2.1) [database]. Retrieved from https://genlac.econo.unlp.edu.ar/en

@misc{genlac_es,
author = {{CELDAS}},
title = {GenLAC – Evidence for gender equity in Latin {A}merica and the {C}aribbean (Version 2.1). [database]},
year = {2022},
note = {Retrieved from \url{https://www.genlac.econo.unlp.edu.ar/en}},
}

Explore the data

We expect to gradually incorporate non-binary gender categories when information from official surveys is available.