Combating violence against women in Belgium | EIGE

onto Official Data and Statistics

publication date: 
Nov 25, 2016
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The full extent of violence against women is difficult to estimate, as it continues to be under-reported and stigmatised, meaning that what actually gets reported is only a fraction of the reality. In Belgium, 77 % of the population tend to trust the police. In EIGE’s Gender Equality Index 2015 it was found that where people tend to have more trust in justice institutions, levels of disclosed violence are higher. It is estimated that in Belgium, 36 % of women have experienced violence, which is 3 % higher than in the EU overall.