Gender-based violence is rooted in and reinforces gender inequalities and it cannot be understood outside the social structures, gender norms and roles that support and justify it. Gender-based violence harms women, families, communities and societies. It is a human rights violation and one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based inequality. The elimination of violence against women involves challenging the unequal division of social, political, and economic power among women and men, and the ways in which this inequality is perpetuated through institutions at all levels of society.
Since 2010 EIGE has carried out several ground-breaking studies and collected data and resources related to gender-based violence. The pages in this section present the studies, databases and other resources developed by EIGE to assist the EU Member States to monitor and eradicate gender-based violence.