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Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women (UY0102)



Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: the Inter-institutional Commission formed by: the Office of Budget and Planning (OPP, which presides over it), the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) - National Institute of Women (INMUJERES) and the Uruguayan Network against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Support Institution(s): Gender-Based Violence Observatory Inter-institutional Commission composed of: the Office of Budget and Planning (OPP), the Ministry of the Interior (MI), the National Institute of Women (INMUJERES) of the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), along with: the National Gender Council and the National Advisory Council for a Life Free of Gender Violence against Women. the National Statistics Institute (INE). the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI), Uruguayan Network against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Gender, Marginalized Communities, Open Data, Public Participation, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, Social Accountability, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Uruguay Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Observatory on gender-based violence against women
Commitment start and end date: July 2018 to June 2020.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Inter-institutional Commission
formed by: the Office of Budget and Planning (OPP, which presides over it), the Ministry of the
Interior, the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) - National Institute of Women
(INMUJERES) and the Uruguayan Network against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
New Commitment.
Theme: Diversity-Gender
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To design and implement the Observatory on Gender-Based
Violence (VBG) against women (Gender-Based Violence Against
Women Act, Law No. 19 580).
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
High prevalence of gender-based violence against women.
Fragmentation of information and lack of unified criteria for
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the
By generating reliable, centralized, timely, standardized,
disaggregated, accessible and comprehensible information for the
population in general, decision makers, the academia, media and
the organized civil society.
OGP value to which this
commitment will contribute.
The creation of the Observatory will enable to proactively publish
information that gives account of the activities, the use of public
resources and results achieved based on principles of relevance,
enforceability, accessibility, timeliness, veracity, comprehensibility,
simplicity and maximum disclosure. It will allow reporting on the
management of public resources and the results obtained, enabling
enforceability on the part of citizens. It is a fundamental tool for the
design, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of this public
policy. This commitment is undertaken within a participatory
environment composed of government and civil society actors
organized in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 19 580. It
will involve joint decision-making during the stages of its design,
implementation, evaluation and monitoring. With the launch of the
Observatory, we seek to have relevant, reliable, updatable and
available data that allows us to follow up and monitor the
implementation of this public policy in order to enable informed and
evidence-based citizen participation.
Additional Information:
Contribution to SDG 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.
Law No. 19 580 Gender-Based Violence Against Women
National Strategy for Gender Equality 2030.
2016-2019 Action Plan: for a life free of gender violence, with a generational view
National Gender Council
National Advisory Council for a Life Free of Gender Violence Against Women.
First National Survey on the Prevalence of Generation- and Gender-Based Violence (2013)
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones Start date End date
To design and implement the Observatory on gender-based
violence against women.
August 2018 August 2019
To design, implement and publish the Second Edition of the
National Survey on the Prevalence of generation- and genderbased
July 2018 September 2019
To standardize indicators and administrative records, through the
creation of measurement instruments that are common to the
institutions that intervene in situations of gender-based violence.
September 2018 June 2020
To prepare a document to unify criteria, categorize, measure and
publish data on Femicides, (based on the work carried out by the
Ministry of the Interior and the National Institute of Women -
MIDES), taking into account national regulations, and
international protocols and conventions.
August 2018 June 2019
Contact Information
Office of Budget and Planning (OPP)
Name of the responsible person Juan Ignacio Dorrego
Title, Department OPP Advisory
Email address and phone number,
Phone number: 2 150
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Magdalena Beramendi
Title, Department OPP Gender Advisory
Email address and phone number
Phone number: 2 150.
Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) – National Institute of Women (INMUJERES)
Name of the responsible person A/S Mariella Mazzotti
Title, Department Director of the National Institute of
Email address and phone number /24000302 ext.
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Diego Pieri
Title, Department Technical Team
Email address and phone number /24000302 ext.
Ministry of the Interior (MI)
Name of the responsible person July Zabaleta Acosta, B.A.
Title, Department Head of the Directorate of the Gender
Policies Division.
Email address and phone number
Phone number: 152 4000
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Cecilia Erhardt, Christian Gularte Duque,
Paula Coraza Ferrari
Title, Department Gender Policies Division and National
Observatory on Violence and Crime
Email address and phone number;,
Phone number: 152 4000 and 2 2030
Civil Society: Uruguayan Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Name of the responsible person Clyde Lacasa / Teresa Herrera
Title, Department
Email address and phone number /
Cell phone: 093 745 671
Other actors involved
State Actors Gender-Based Violence Observatory
Inter-institutional Commission composed
of: the Office of Budget and Planning
(OPP), the Ministry of the Interior (MI),
the National Institute of Women
(INMUJERES) of the Ministry of Social
Development (MIDES), along with:
the National Gender Council and the
National Advisory Council for a Life Free
of Gender Violence against Women.
the National Statistics Institute (INE).
the Uruguayan Agency for International
Cooperation (AUCI)
CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working groups Uruguayan Network against Domestic
and Sexual Violence

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Igualdad de género y generaciones

4. Observatorio sobre violencia basada en género hacia las mujeres

Texto del compromiso como aparece en el plan de acción:

Diseñar e implementar el Observatorio sobre violencia basada en género (VBG) hacia las mujeres. (Ley N°19.580 Ley de violencia hacia las mujeres basada en género).

Los hitos de este compromiso son:

  • Diseñar e implementar el Observatorio sobre Violencia Basada en Género hacia las Mujeres.
  • Diseñar, implementar y publicar la Segunda Edición de la Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia Sobre Violencia Basada en Género y Generaciones.
  • Estandarizar indicadores y registros administrativos, a través de la creación de instrumentos de medición en común a las instituciones que, intervienen en situaciones de Violencia Basada en Género.
  • Elaborar un documento para unificar criterios, categorizar, medir y publicar datos sobre Femicidios, (a partir del trabajo elaborado por el Ministerio del Interior y el Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres - MIDES), teniendo en cuenta la normativa nacional, los Protocolos y las Convenciones Internacionales.

Nota editorial: El texto completo del compromiso se encuentra en el Cuarto Plan de Acción Nacional de Gobierno Abierto de Uruguay 2018-2020, disponible aquí:

Fecha de inicio: Julio 2018             Fecha de término: Junio 2020

Contexto y objetivos

El 22 de diciembre de 2017 se promulgó la Ley de violencia hacia las mujeres basada en género [21], ley N° 19.580. En su artículo 18, esta ley establece la creación del Observatorio sobre Violencia Basada en Género hacia las Mujeres “destinado al monitoreo, recolección, producción, registro y sistematización permanente de datos e información sobre la violencia hacia las mujeres”. La ley también establece que el Observatorio estará a cargo de una comisión interinstitucional conformada por organismos públicos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil: la Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto (OPP), que la presidirá, el Ministerio del Interior, el Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres y la Red Uruguaya contra la Violencia Domestica y Sexual. 

A pesar de que la prevalencia de la violencia hacia las mujeres basada en género en Uruguay es muy alta [22], persiste la fragmentación de la información y la falta de criterios unificados para la medición de este flagelo. La creación del Observatorio implica poner a disposición datos relevantes, confiables y actualizables que permitan realizar el seguimiento, monitoreo de la implementación de la política pública y habilitar la participación ciudadana informada y fundada a partir de la evidencia. Entre las actividades previstas en el marco del Observatorio, se realizará la Segunda Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia Sobre Violencia Basada en Género y Generaciones, se estandarizarán los indicadores y registros y se elaborará un documento para unificar criterios sobre la categorización, medición y publicación de datos sobre femicidios.

Este compromiso se asume dentro de un ámbito participativo integrado por actores del Gobierno y de la sociedad civil, de acuerdo a lo que establece la ley, e implicará la toma de decisiones conjunta durante las etapas de diseño, implementación, evaluación y monitoreo de este compromiso, por lo cual es relevante a la participación ciudadana.

La vocera de la Red Uruguaya contra la Violencia Doméstica y Sexual (RUVDS) consultada por las investigadoras del IRM [23], destacó la importancia de este Observatorio, ya que actualmente existe una gran dispersión de datos. “Si bien hoy el Ministerio de Salud Pública, el Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (INMUJERES) y el Ministerio del Interior cuentan con datos relativos a la violencia basada en género, este Observatorio puede aglomerarlos y además crear un sistema de indicadores de violencia hacia las mujeres, que permita un panorama claro y de datos sólidos, tal como tienen otros países en distintas partes del mundo”, afirmó.

La experta subrayó la necesidad de contar con un sistema de fácil acceso para cualquier persona, así como la homogenización de conceptos como el de femicidio, que no siempre es bien entendido. También indicó que este compromiso, si se implementa de forma adecuada, tendrá un impacto transformador.

Las actividades que incluye el compromiso son lo suficientemente específicas como para que su cumplimiento se pueda verificar objetivamente. De acuerdo con lo manifestado por la persona referente de la sociedad civil y del análisis de la problemática actual -que refleja dispersión, fragmentación y falta de estandarización de los datos sobre la violencia basada en género-, las investigadoras del IRM consideran que la implementación de este compromiso es un avance con un  impacto potencial moderado.

Siguientes pasos

El compromiso atiende una demanda de información sobre una problemática social prioritaria en el contexto actual.  Una vez que el Observatorio esté en marcha y se hayan generado criterios estandarizados de publicación de información, es recomendable generar consultas o recoger retroalimentación de parte de usuarios y potenciales usuarios sobre la información disponible en el Observatorio. Esta medida servirá para conocer en profundidad las necesidades de los usuarios para así generar conjuntos de datos adecuados, incluir nuevos conjuntos y evaluar las visualizaciones, teniendo en mente el fin último de que la información sea accesible para cualquier persona sin conocimientos técnicos del tema y que se pueda usar para dar seguimiento a las políticas públicas implementadas en la materia.

[22] De acuerdo a la Primera Encuesta de Prevalencia de Violencia Basada Género, en 2013 7 de cada 10 mujeres habían sido víctimas de violencia:
[23] Entrevista realizada a Teresa Herrera, Red Uruguaya contra la Violencia Doméstica y Sexual, 15/3/2019


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