TA 3. Leaving no one behind

(TA3.10) Violence against women: a statistical overview

GCC-Stat Hall October 23, 2018 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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Francesca Grum
Juncal Plazaola-Castaño
Henrica Jansen
Enrique Ordaz
Maria Giuseppina Muratore

The understanding of the causes, consequences and context of violence against women (VAW) has gained importance in the international sphere in recent years. Knowing how it crosses physical, economic and social borders requires efforts and commitments from the international community to fight against it. Therefore, it is essential to promote stronger institutional statistical capacities that lead to measure and identify conditions, causes and effects to prevent and eradicate this problem.

This session aims to characterised to the victims, the spheres in which the violence develops, and the methods and tools to measure and analyse it. The discussion has four major objectives. The first is to show sociodemographic characteristics of women victims of violence. The second one is to present available data on violence experienced by women within family, school, work and community spheres. The third objective is to identify different statistical methods and instruments available to measure violence against women: from collecting information, to using results to promote best practices, policies, strategic plans and programs. The fourth is to recognize different statistical methods and instruments to analyse VAW.

In order to share and highlight the statistical methods used to measure violence against women, the speakers are encouraged to present statistical data of a country, region or worldwide on violence against women. It is important to explore violence within family, school, workplace and/or community. It is relevant to have data not only from surveys, but also to show victims and victims recorded in police interventions, as well as law enforcement and justice, and major barriers to report crimes.

The main expected outcome is to show and share the latest statistical methods and tools to strengthen institutional capacities to gather, use and disseminate information related to VAW. To remark the necessity for better tools to identity and measure VAW, risk groups and violence within several spheres.