Country report 2012 : reality check on data collection and European services for women and children survivors of violence : a right for protection and support ?
The WAVE Country Report 2012 titled Reality Check on Data Collection and European Services for Women and Children Survivors of Violence: A Right for Protection and Support? focuses largely on availability of women's services in Europe for women survivors of violence and their children and on statistics available in the area of domestic violence and/or intimate partner violence in European countries. Reliable statistics on the rates of violence against women are not always publically available, not gender disaggregated, or do not show a distinction between DV and IPV. Prevalence studies, police and court statistics, not only provide an important overview of rates of violence against women in a given country, but may also provide an insight into the effectiveness of State institutions in dealing with violence against women. Service provision in European countries for women survivors of violence, including national women's helplines, women's shelters, women's centers and rape crisis centers, most often does not meet the recommended minimum standards.