Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate partner violence

Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate partner violence

The Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate partner violence has been prepared within the scope of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) "Study on terminology and indicators for data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence". The Glossary provides a detailed overview of the identified European, international and national definitions of rape, femicide and IPV and presents the definitions proposed for the three forms of violence with the aim of developing comparable definitions for statistical purposes. The increased harmonisation of data collection of the three forms of violence will eventually allow for a comparison of scope and trends between the Member States, something which is crucial for EU policy development in combating VAW.

Further information

EIGE's work on data collection on violence against women

EIGE's Gender Equality Glossary and Thesaurus