Country focus

In this section you will find information on violence against women in the countries where the EWL Observatory is present: facts and figures, legislation and resources.

  • Information on VAW by country

    Country sections include facts and figures about VAW, useful resources and information on national legislation and NGO cooperation compiled by the national experts of the EWL Observatory.
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark Updated
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland Updated
    Italy
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Poland Updated
    Portugal
    Romania Updated
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain (...) Read more

  • Poland Updated

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    According to the Polish police’s statistics, the number of domestic violence victims was 130,682 in 2007, of which 76,162 were women (the rest were children and men). In 2008 the total number of domestic violence victims was 139,747, of which 81,985 were women (Source).
    1827 reported rapes, 84,2 % of cases were sentenced. NGOs estimated that the actual number of rapes was 10 times higher than reported.
    Polish experience in counteracting (...) Read more

  • Denmark Updated

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    Domestic violence against women is declining in Denmark. A new study from the National Institute of Public Health shows that about 26,000 women have been victims of partner violence in 2010 against 28,000 in 2005.
    With a population of 5.5 million equivalent to 1.5 percent of adult women (16 years +) are victims of physical partner violence.
    Young women (16-29 years) have six times higher risk of violence than middle aged woman.
    During (...) Read more

  • Romania Updated

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    Physical (56%) and psychological (24%) agression are the most frequent in domestic violence.
    75% victims are female and 25% victims are male.
    From the female victims, only 30% are under 18 years old, in comparison with the male victims, of which 67% are under 18 years old.
    56% victims are from the urban areas and 44% are from the rural areas.
    The incidence of domestic violence is the highest at 25 - 45 years old (40%) and 0 -18 years (...) Read more

  • Ireland Updated

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    1 in 5 Irish women who have been in a relationship have been abused by a current or former partner [O’Connor, M, & Kelleher Associates, [O’Connor, M, & Kelleher Associates, Making the Links, Women’s Aid, 1995].
    In 2010, there were 13,575 incidents of domestic violence disclosed to the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline, made up of 8,351 incidents of emotional abuse, 3,031 incidents of physical abuse, 1,605 incidents of financial (...) Read more

  • Austria

    Facts and figures about violence against women
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    xxx National Legislation
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  • Belgium

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    xxx NGO cooperation
    xxx National Legislation
    xxx Other resources
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  • Bulgaria

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    xxx NGO cooperation
    xxx National Legislation
    xxx Other resources
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  • Croatia

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    xxx NGO cooperation
    xxx National Legislation
    xxx Other resources
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  • Cyprus

    Facts and figures about violence against women
    xxx NGO cooperation
    xxx National Legislation
    xxx Other resources
    xxx
    Contact: Read more

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