Country information on “Combating violence against women”
In response to a request by the European Commission, and in support of 2017’s programme of focused activities on violence against women, EIGE developed country factsheets for each of the Member States and the EU as a whole, detailing the activities, policies and legislation, prevalence data available, good practices and support services in each case. These factsheets contribute to EIGE’s mission to assist the EU institutions and Member States in the collection, analysis and dissemination of objective, reliable and comparable information and data on equality between women and men. These data can be used to make better policy decisions and combat violence against women more effectively.
Violence Against Women: country factsheets
Violence against women is rooted in women’s unequal status in society, and that status reflects the unbalanced distribution of social, political, and economic power among women and men in society.25 Lapkritis 2016
Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time and a form of discrimination that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women.25 Lapkritis 2016