Several international and EU commitments emphasise the need to tackle violence against women in general, and intimate partner violence in particular.
Both the Victims’ Rights Directive and the Istanbul Convention emphasise the need to have comparative and high-quality data on specific forms of violence against women and request data collection from administrative sources in order to monitor their implementation.
Against this background, EIGE has developed a short list of 13 indicators to support Member States in meeting the minimum requirements of the Victims’ Rights Directive and the Istanbul Convention and to guide data collection by the police and justice sectors across the EU. Such efforts to standardise the practice of reporting will prove extremely useful in the long run. They also place necessary focus on intimate partner violence, which would otherwise remain unexamined as a phenomenon in itself.