'Gender-based violence' and 'violence against women' are terms that are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men on women and girls. However, it is important to retain the 'gender-based' aspect of the concept as this highlights the fact that violence against women is an expression of power inequalities between women and men. The terms are used interchangeably throughout this website and EIGE's work, as it is always understood that gender-based violence means violence against women and vice versa.
(Art. 3 d, Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence)
(Art. 3 a, Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence)