Metadata Sub-indicator Proporción de mujeres jóvenes de entre 18 y 29 años que sufrieron violencia sexual antes de cumplir los 15 años


Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


Target 16.2. End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children


Indicator 16.2.3. Proportion of young women and men aged 18-29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18


Sub-indicator Proportion of young women aged 18-29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 15

Type of indicator (global, European, national)
  • Global

Proportion of young women aged 18-29 who experienced sexual violence before reaching the age of 15

Calculation method

\[VS_{<15, 18-29}=\frac{VS_{<15, 18-29}}{M_{18-29}} \cdot 100 \]Where: \(VS_{<15, 18-29}\)is the number of women between the ages of 18 and 29 who suffered sexual violence before the age of 15 and \(M_{18-29}\)is the number of women between the ages of 18 and 29.

Unit of measure



Anual sin determinar

Disaggregated data(Gender, age, region in Spain, other)



Tier II

Come from National Statistics Plan (YES/NO)


Statistical operation

Macroencuesta de Violencia contra la Mujer (ISO code: 65007)

Responsible institution
Date of the last metadata update


Link to United Nations metadata
Custody agency



It follows the World Health Organization definition of sexual violence as any sexual act, attempt to consummate a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or insinuations, or actions to commercialize or otherwise use a person's sexuality by coercion by another person, regardless of the person's relationship with the victim, in any area, including the home and workplace. Coercion may include:

or Use of varying degrees of force.

or Psychological Intimidation.

or Extortion.

orThreats (e.g. physical harm or failure to obtain a job or qualification, etc.). or Sexual violence may also occur if the person is unable to give consent, e.g. when the person is drunk, under the effects of a stupefying, asleep or mentally incapacitated.

Sexual violence includes assault and sexual abuse.