Institutional Gender-Based Violence in Cuba

People in Need, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

This report was prepared from analysis of the 1,212 cases registered in the EYE on CUBA database that had a woman as the victim and that were documented between the dates of 1/1/2016 and 12/31/2020.
When analyzing the cases, 226 cases that were not relevant in terms of institutional gender-based violence were discarded. For the purposes of this report, institutional gender-based violence is understood to be the situations in which the State commits repressive actions against women or engages in deliberate omissions rather than prevent and eradicate violence against women, that is, when State itself becomes one of the drivers of institutional violence.