Violence against women is rooted in women’s unequal status in society, and that status reflects the unequal distribution of social, political and economic power between women and men in society.

The collection of data on the prevalence of rape and intimate partner violence (IPV) is key to establishing and evaluating effective prevention measures. Detailed, accurate and comprehensive data is required to measure the magnitude and dimensions of violence against women, and to monitor changes over time.

Further information

EIGE's work on data collection on violence against women

EIGE's resources on gender-based violence