tabled by Gloria Flórez (Parlandino) and Raül Romeva i Rueda (European Parliament)
with the support of the European Parliament delegation to the Euro-Latin American Assembly (Article 8(3) of the Rules of Procedure)
Saturday, 29 March 2014, Athens
This study provides an update of the 2011 study on the Issue of Violence against women in the European Union. The different forms and interrelated factors of violence against women are examined. The study also provides an overview of the current international and European political and legal framework on violence against women. Other issues such as the difficulty of the monitoring and gathering of data, the protection of victims, and the prevention of violence against women are also discussed.
Unless there is accurate and comparable data collection on a given crime, there will be no proper understanding of it and no effective strategy with which to combat it. Having clear data helps law makers and government officials win the public’s support for tackling it through targeted prevention and investigation resources. Femicide has been defined as murder of a woman by an intimate partner or family members and the targeting of women by criminal gangs or as a weapon of war. It has been universally recognised as a crime.
1. Collection of data on gender related killing of women and girls - promising practices: Organized by the Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Slovakia and Spain, the Academic Council on the United Nations System, the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, the UNODC Research and Analysis Branch, Women Against Violence Europe, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Women’s Aid Ireland, Coalition to stop violence against women and the Spanish Civil Society Observatory.
Administrative data comprises information collected by institutions such as the police, justice system, health and social services and other agencies that come into contact with cases of violence against women (VAW). The police and the justice systems are the most advanced in the availability, quality and comparability of administrative data on violence against women.
Este material constituye un resumen de la actualización de dos publicaciones previas realizadas por la Entidad de las Naciones Unidas para la Igualdad de Género y el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres, ONU Mujeres, la Comisión Especial para el Seguimiento de los Feminicidios
y el Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (INMUJERES):
Feminicidio en México: aproximación, tendencias y cambios 1985-2009 y Violencia feminicida en México. Características, tendencias y nuevas expresiones en las entidades federativas, 1985-2010.*
1. In its resolution 68/191, entitled “Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls”, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to convene an open-ended intergovernmental expert group meeting to discuss ways and means to more effectively prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish gender-related killing of women and girls, with a view to making practical recommendations, drawing also on current best practices, in consultation with relevant United Nations entities and human rights mechanisms.