Violence against Women Victim Support: Report

Violence against Women Victim Support Report

Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States

Domestic violence against women remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time, and one of the biggest global problems. In the EU, 9 out of 10 victims of intimate partner violence are women. It harms women, families, communities and society.

The EU is committed to combatting violence against women. This commitment is affirmed in the Women’s Charter (2010), the European Commission’s Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010−15 and the Stockholm Programme for 2010−14. However, domestic violence against women still remains widespread and under-reported.

The current report aims to support policymakers and all relevant institutions in their efforts to combat and prevent domestic violence, by providing them with reliable and comparable data and information for effective, evidence-based decisions and policy improvement

Facts and figures: Area D. Violence against Women

Additional info

Document type
Publications
Areas
Beijing Platform for Action, Gender-based Violence
BPfA Area
D. Violence against Women
Author 
EIGE
Publication date 
07 December 2012
Publisher 
Publications Office of the European Union
ISBN 
978-92-9218-061-4
DOI 
10.2839/612