The EU’s signing of the Istanbul Convention on 13 June 2017 was a significant milestone during a year of actions focused on combating violence against women. Yet despite this progress, it remains one of the most widespread and damaging manifestations of gender inequality.

By providing critical research and expertise, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is helping the EU and its Member States to understand the scale of the problem and ultimately eradicate it.

This booklet highlights some of EIGE’s recent work on violence against women, from insights on the emerging trend of cyber violence, to looking at how far EU laws protect victims of trafficking. We hope that EIGE’s research helps to build a Europe where women and girls can live free from violence and abuse.

Further information

EIGE's studies on gender-based violence

EIGE's publications on gender-based violence