The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will present the results of its survey on gender-based violence in March 2014. The results are based on an EU-wide survey conducted by FRA from 2011—2012. The survey data on violence against women have been collected through face-to-face interviews with a random sample of 42,000 women. This is the first survey of its kind across the 28 EU Member States.
The specific objectives of the survey are to:
- provide evidence needed by key stakeholders such as policy makers, practitioners and non-governmental organisations for the development of policies and other measures to combat violence against women;
- supply, for the first time, EU-wide comparable data on the extent and nature of women’s experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence and harassment – including whether they report these experiences and what the response is when they do;
- contribute to the collection of data for the development of indicators that will be used to monitor violence against women and responses to it.