Additional notes and information

Family violence and domestic violence are often used interchangeably without any specific differences in their definitions. However, in many European countries domestic violence is translated in their national languages and defined in their laws as family violence. This fact may make protection and support to women victims of domestic violence dependent on the definition of family, which may not recognise all the diverse forms of families.


CEDAW Committee. Dialogues with the States parties’ delegations during the consideration of their report under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.