Building on FRA’s survey on Violence against Women for a second EU survey

The Eurostat task force developing a survey on gender-based violence met for the second time in Luxembourg from 27 to 28 June.

Representatives of eight EU Member States attended the meeting, together with the Agency, the European Gender Institute (EIGE), the European Commission and independent experts. The participants discussed in detail a proposal for the survey questionnaire, which builds on FRA’s 2014 survey on violence against women that will collect data on the extent and nature of physical, sexual and psychological violence between intimate partners, violence by other perpetrators, sexual harassment, stalking and violence in childhood.

A new development for this survey is that it will collect data on both women and men’s experiences of violence. Eurostat plans to make grant funding available to national statistical institutes later in 2017 to carry out cognitive testing and piloting of the draft questionnaire.