Violence against women in the EU: State of play

04-02-2014

Violence against women is a violation of human rights and a form of gender‐based discrimination. Rooted in inequalities between men and women, it takes many forms. Estimates about the scale of the problem are alarming. Such violence has a major impact on victims and imposes a significant cost burden on society.

Violence against women is a violation of human rights and a form of gender‐based discrimination. Rooted in inequalities between men and women, it takes many forms. Estimates about the scale of the problem are alarming. Such violence has a major impact on victims and imposes a significant cost burden on society.