Data on rape
Terminology and indicators for data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence (2015-2016)
Client: European Institute for Gender Equality
The overall objective of the project was to establish a measure of violence against women through the use of indicators on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence (IPV), which will guide methods of data collection in such a way as to ensure reliable and comparable data on violence against women (VAW) across the 28 EU Member States.
The specific objectives were:
1. To develop definitions for statistical purposes of rape, femicide, and IPV.
2. To establish indicators based on harmonised data collection on rape, femicide, and IPV
In order to develop definitions and indicators, the project team carried out a number of tasks:
(a) Based on EU and national research, Milieu prepared an Analytical Paper analysing the quality of the existing data and data sources (in terms of reliability, comparability, etc.) in order to understand whether the data can populate potentially proposed indicators and to analyse the existing national definitions for statistical purposes on the 3 forms of violence to identify key components in order to develop the definitions at EU level;
(b) Compiled a Glossary of Terminology of key definitions of the 3 types of violence used at international, EU and Member State levels and newly developed definitions;
(c) Prepared a List of Indicators, including newly developed indicators on the 3 types of violence based on the agreed definitions and took into account existing indicators;
(d) Organised an online consultation with key experts to discuss the list of developed indicators;
(e) Developed recommendations for the EU and Member States;
(f) Organised two consultation meetings with the objective agreement of Member States' representatives on proposed definitions and recommendations.
The project ran for a period of ten months, starting in December 2015 and ending in September 2016.