Gender-based violence (GBV) is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

GBV is any type of violence based on someone’s gender from physical to emotional to financial to reproductive violence. While anybody can be a victim of GBV, women are overwhelmingly the victims.

Violence against women continues to be one of the most severe human rights violations within societies. It is deeply rooted in systemic power imbalances between women and men.

EIGE works towards the provision of evidence on GBV that can support the EU and Member States (and beyond) in their efforts to eradicate all forms of violence.

At the EU and Member States level, we support policy makers in designing and shaping policies and measures to combat GBV.

What forms does gender-based violence take?