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|Title:||European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: Violence Against Women Survey, 2012: Special Licence Access|
|Alternative title:||FRA VAW Survey|
|Depositor:||European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)|
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
|Other acknowledgements:||Data collection was managed by Ipsos MORI, in collaboration with the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has carried out the first survey on women's experiences of violence across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). The survey responds to calls of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament for comparable data on violence against women. Before the FRA survey, available data across the EU on the scale and nature of women's experiences of violence was fragmented and with many gaps. Existing administrative data (e.g. based on incidents recorded by the police) is not comparable across countries, and many incidents are never reported to the authorities or other service providers. Results from national surveys can also not be reliably compared due to differences in question formulation and survey methodology. Furthermore, some EU Member States have not carried out national surveys on violence against women, or the available data is old.
The FRA survey is based on face-to-face interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were selected based on random sampling. They were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence ('domestic violence'). The survey also included questions on stalking, sexual harassment, experiences of violence in childhood by adult perpetrators, safety and fear of crime, as well as awareness of laws and support services. While all respondents were asked about experiencing various forms of violence in order to establish the prevalence of violence, women who had been victims of violence were asked further details about the nature and consequences of the incidents. These data can be analysed both at the EU-level and at the Member State level to assess and to develop policies to combat violence against women.
Further information and publications can be found on the FRA website. The survey data can also be explored online using the FRA's Data Explorer.
The main topics include: violence against women; intimate partner violence; non-partner violence; physical violence; sexual violence; psychological violence; stalking; domestic violence; feelings of safety; fear of crime; sexual harassment; experience of violence in childhood; rights awareness; consequences of violence; prevalence of violence; victimisation.
|Dates of fieldwork:||March 2012 - September 2012|
|Country:||Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany (October 1990-) | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | United Kingdom|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Women aged 18–74 years old in each of the 28 EU Member States, 2012.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||42,002 women. Approximately 1,500 in each EU State, with the exception of Luxembourg where 900 women were interviewed.|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|BELGIUM||BULGARIA||CARE OF DEPENDANTS|
|CHILD ABUSE||CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE||CITIZENSHIP|
|CYPRUS||CZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )||DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS|
|DOMESTIC VIOLENCE||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|EMOTIONAL STATES||ESTONIA||EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES|
|FAMILY ENVIRONMENT||FATHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH||FEAR OF CRIME|
|GERMANY (OCT 1990-)||GREECE||HEALTH|
|KNOWLEDGE (AWARENESS)||LATVIA||LIFE EVENTS|
|MARITAL STATUS||MOTHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH||NETHERLANDS|
|OCCUPATIONAL STATUS||PLACE OF BIRTH||POLAND|
|REPUBLIC OF IRELAND||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY||ROMANIA|
|RURAL AREAS||SATISFACTION WITH SERVICES||SEX DISCRIMINATION|
|SEXUAL ABUSE||SEXUAL ASSAULT||SEXUAL HARASSMENT|
|SEXUAL ORIENTATION||SICK LEAVE||SLOVAKIA (1993- )|
|SPOUSE'S AGE||SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||SPOUSE'S OCCUPATION|
|SPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUS||SPOUSES||STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT|
|UNITED KINGDOM||URBAN AREAS||VICTIM SUPPORT SCHEMES|
|WELL-BEING (SOCIETY)||WOMEN||WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||18 June 2015|
|Copyright:||Copyright European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights|
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|Technical Report 2012||7730_technical_report.pdf||1383|
|UK Data Archive Data Dictionary||7730_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf||1441|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7730_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2014) Violence against women: an EU-wide survey - main results report. ISBN 978-92-9239-342-7. Retrieved June 3, 2015 from http://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2014/vaw-survey-main-results
Resulting from secondary analysis:
van Kampen, S., Fornasiero, M., Lee, W. and Husk, K. (2017) Producing modelled estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England, London: Public Health England. Retrieved February 6th, 2017 from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/producing-estimates-of-the-size-of-the-lgb-population-of-england