This study sought to contribute to the establishment of systematic collection of high quality, reliable and comparable administrative data on violence against women. It provides a set of good practices on the collection of administrative data sources on violence against women and their related statistical products, covering the sectors of police, justice, health, social services and others. As well as a brief overview of national approaches and mechanisms to collect and produce data on different forms of violence against women, the report highlights the need to monitor implementation of the Victims’ Rights Directive, as well as the Istanbul Convention (for those Member States that have ratified it).
Violence against women (VAW) is a violation of human rights. Its very nature deprives women of their ability to enjoy fundamental freedoms.
Administrative data comprises information collected by institutions such as the police, justice system, health and social services and other agencies that come into contact with cases of violence against women (VAW). The police and the justice systems are the most advanced in the availability, quality and comparability of administrative data on violence against women. Further information
Violence against women (VAW) is a violation of human rights. Its very nature deprives women of their ability to enjoy fundamental freedoms. Administrative data collection can be used as a tool for policy formulation and evaluation and for developing effective strategies on preventing and combating VAW. Further information Data collection on gender-based violence