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FRA to conduct first EU survey on violence against women

[Brussels, 07 November 2011] In 2011-2012, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will conduct an EU-wide survey on violence against women. This is the first survey of its kind to randomly sample and interview 40,000 women across the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. It will therefore furnish the robust, comparable data that policy makers need to shape informed, targeted policies to combat such violence.

On their website you will find a factsheetwith valuable background information concerning the FRA survey. Violence against women continues to be a pressing problem across EU member states, undermining women’s core fundamental rights, such as dignity, access to justice and gender equality. The impact of violence against women reaches far beyond the individuals immediately involved - victim(s) and perpetrator(s) - to affect families, communities and society at large. Reliable and comparable data are crucial to assessing the extent of the phenomenon and to finding appropriate solutions.

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