Gender Equality Index 2017: Measurement framework of violence against women - Report
Gender-based violence against women is rooted in historically unequal power relations between women and men, which leads to oppressive patterns of coercive control of men over women. It is the most pervasive gender inequality of our time, undermining women’s dignity and integrity, and imposing serious harm on families, communities and societies.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has incorporated violence against women in its Gender Equality Index as a satellite domain. The index is a monitoring tool that provides a measure of the attainment of gender equality and assists in monitoring progress of gender equality across the EU over time.