6.6 million 
Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:
Women who have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime: 23%
Women who have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in the last 12 months: 8%
Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence against women: Official National Statistics Not Available 
Over 32,000 complaints of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Nicaragua in 2012. 
No research on male victims or other gender identities.
Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:
Productivity loss of $29.5 million 
Estimated % change due to COVID-19:
Current law and policy:
Nicaragua joins the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign and commits to improve laws, policies and access to justice. Nicaragua has joined the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women and commits to take a series of political, legislative and administrative actions to eradicate violence against women and girls. Specifically, Nicaragua shares the objectives of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign and commits to the approval and implementation of Act 779, Integrated Act against Violence against Women and to reform Act 641, the “Penal Code”. In particular, by implementing the public policy of State against violence against women; by guaranteeing prompt and effective access to justice; by creating the observatory of violence pursuant to the provisions of Act 779 and by improving the statistical information system on violence against women; by broadening the coverage of specialised justice with new courts specialising in violence and recruiting auxiliary staff to carry out judicial activities; and by improving capacity for the investigation and punishment of crimes.