Current status and potential for the collection of comparable data
The current report provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework underpinning administrative data on gender-based violence. The findings of this report show that there is yet to be established a supranational regulation on gender-based violence data collection. The directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (2012/29/EU) is a first step in this direction. The development of gender-sensitive language and unified legal definitions are also needed. Furthermore, this process would be speeded up if guided by efforts at the national level such as the establishment of mechanisms or institutions with the specific task of collecting the necessary data and the adoption of regulations on administrative data collection.