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San Marino

Population size: 

33,932 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

No research.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.

Current law and policy:

San Marino commits to continue to work to end violence against women and girls. San Marino signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the “Istanbul Convention”, in 2014. In February 2020 the San Marino Department of Foreign Affairs published a detailed report on the legislative and other measures giving effect to the provisions of the Istanbul convention. The report, submitted to the Council of Europe, details the actions taken within the state to prevent domestic violence looking at education, health provision, law enforcement, and publicity campaigns associated with International Women’s Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Given the state’s size much work is undertaken with Italy, such as the provision of places at women’s shelters. The Authority for Equal Opportunities, established in 2008, is competent for preventing and combating violence against women and gender violence. It collects data on violence against women and gender violence every 6 months and submits an annual report which contains detailed statistics on the number of cases brought regarding domestic violence.

On 30th April 2020, San Marino was listed as a signatory to a joint statement on domestic sexual violence risks under Covid-19 in the OSCA region delivered by Ambassador Neil Bush at the virtual OSCA Permanent Council.



[1] Worldometer, “San Marino Population (Live)”, (

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