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Indicators to Measure Violence Against Women

Walby, S. (2007). Indicators to Measure Violence Against Women. United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women.

Abstract

1. This paper is prepared for the UN Expert Group Meeting on indicators to measure violence against women. The Expert Group Meeting is intended to support the work of the Statistical Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women in developing ‘a set of possible indicators on violence against women in order to assist States in assessing the scope, prevalence and incidence of violence against women’.

2. The paper includes: (i) an overview of existing major initiatives on indicators to measure violence against women; (ii) an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of those initiatives; (iii) proposes criteria for the identification of a possible set of indicators on violence against women; (iv) summarises options and provides recommendations for a possible set of indicators to support countries to measure the scope, prevalence and incidence of violence against women; and (v) addresses the related data collection requirements and constraints and opportunities for overcoming these.

Publication Type: Report
Additional Information: Working Paper 1, 3 October 2007 Expert Group Meeting on indicators to measure violence against women(Geneva 8-10 October 2007)Co-organized by UNDAW, UNECE and UNSD in collaboration with ECA/ECLAC/ESCAP/ESCWA
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21755
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