Slovenia

Population size: 

2,078,992 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

Women who have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime: 13% [2]

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months against women:  2%  [3]

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:

No research. Currently reports to the police have not shown any increase but this is likely because victims are in survival mode until the end of the lockdown. Once they are free to move again, they will have more opportunity to seek help.


Current law and policy:

Slovenia has made a public commitment to ending violence against women and girls. While Slovenia has made strides towards ending violence against women and girls with the issue recorded as being high on the country’s political agenda (Ratification of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul convention), there is a general lack of financial and human resources for gender equality. Legislative changes have taken place. Slovenia doesn’t have a specific action plan for implementation of the Universal Periodic Review recommendations; however, it has publicly stated its dedication to the timely implementation of the recommendations of the treaty’s bodies and accepted UPR recommendations.

On 30th April 2020, Slovenia 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.



 

Sources


[1] Worldometer, “Slovenia Population (Live)”, (worldometers.info)

[2], [3] European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.