This study focused on sexual violence against women, including rape, marital rape, sexual abuse and assault, sexual coercion or sexual harassment outside the workplace. It examined the resources used by EU Member States between 2007 and 2010 and used this information to develop a database on sexual violence. The database includes information on sexual violence in the EU from a number of sources, such as: European and international resources; academic studies on different aspects of violence against women; NGOs and their resources; training materials for professionals; information for victims of sexual violence; and awareness-raising campaigns.
This report is based on a study commissioned by EIGE and carried out by the European Women’s Lobby in 2011. The study focused on the following forms of sexual violence against women – rape, marital rape, sexual abuse/assault, sexual coercion and sexual harassment outside the workplace – and covered resources used by the Member States and Croatia between 2007 and 2010.