Finland

Population size: 

5,520, 314 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) - 47 percent of women in Finland have experienced physical or sexual violence from anyone at some point since the age of 15.[2]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

Family violence emergency tasks have increased 13% over March and April compared to the same period last year. [3]

Current law and policy:Finland commits to improve women's access to justice. Finland commits to improve women's access to justice by ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO) by 2013, and by implementing the Cross-Sectoral Action Plan to Reduce Violence against Women by 2015. Finland further commits to reform the Legislation on Sexual Offences by 2015 to ensure the realization of the right to sexual self-determination.


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Sources


[1] The World Bank, (1).

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_violence_in_Finland

[3] https://sccjrblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/12/gender-based-violence-in-a-pandemic/


Further Reading


[1] UN Women, (10).