To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, FRA announces that in early 2014, it will launch the main result report from its EU-wide survey on violence against women.
The survey interviewed 42,000 women from the 27 EU Member States and Croatia, and is the first survey of its kind to systematically interview women about their experiences across 28 countries. It captured women’s experiences of gender-based violence - which are a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women. The incidents captured included experiences of sexual, physical and psychological abuse - ranging from ‘domestic violence’ to sexual harassment at work, and violence perpetrated by strangers. The survey also covered women’s experiences of stalking and cybercrime, and asked adult women about their childhood experiences of violence.
At present, FRA is working on the survey results. Initial data analysis illustrates the extent of some of the problems that will be revealed in the full survey findings:
On 17 May, FRA will also release the results from a survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s experiences of discrimination and hate-motivated crime.