Useful Resources (English)

National Quality Standards, Women's Aid Federation of England

The National Quality Standards form part of a Quality Framework developed by the capacity-building partnership between Women’s Aid and Imkaan. The partnership is rooted in a gendered understanding and analysis of the violence women experience and in an international human rights framework.

Violence Against Women and Girls National Statement of Expectations

This National Statement of Expectations (NSE) sets out what local areas need to put in place to ensure their response to VAWG issues is as collaborative, robust, and effective as it can be so that all victims and survivors can get the help they need.

Pandemics and Violence Against Women and Children

Times of economic uncertainty, civil unrest, and disaster are linked to a myriad of risk factors for increased violence against women and children (VAW/C). Pandemics are no exception.

COVID-19 and VAWG: What the health sector/system can do

Violence against women remains a major threat to global public health and women’s health during emergencies. What can be done to address violence against women during the COVID-19 response?

Project Management Cycle Guidelines

These Guidelines aim to support good management practices and effective decision-making throughout the project management cycle.

Domestic Homicide Reviews

The purpose of this analysis is to promote key learning and trends from the sample of Domestic Homicide Reviews with the aim of informing and shaping future policy development and operational practice both locally and nationally.

Roadmap for establishing specialist support services for victims in Latvia

This report offers a roadmap for the establishment of specialized support services for victims of violence against women and domestic violence in Latvia in line with the Council of Europe standards.

Violence against women: an EU-wide survey

The FRA EU‑wide survey responds to a request for data on violence against women from the European Parliament, which the Council of the EU reiterated in its Conclusions on the eradication of violence against women in the EU.

Defining and identifying femicide: a literature review

This literature review contributes to a comparative analysis of definitions of, types of, indicators of, and data collection systems on femicide in the EU Member States and the United Kingdom, and at the international level.

Measuring femicide in the United Kingdom

According to data from the Office for National Statistics in England and Wales, in 2017 there were 227 homicides with female victims, 28 % of which were cases of intimate partner femicide.

Measuring femicide in Romania

According to the last data published in 2020, 72 people were killed by family members, of which 43 were women (60 %). Non-official data on intimate partner femicide has been collected by the Romanian Observatory on Homicide Studies and Prevention (Institute of Sociology) since 2011.

Measuring femicide in the EU and internationally: an assessment

This report gives a comprehensive overview of definitions, data collection systems, methodologies and variables in gathering data on femicide.

End Violence against Women Now!

Nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime. In times of crises, the numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent humanitarian crises, conflicts and climate disasters.

Towards a gendered recovery in the EU

Women and Equality in the aftermath of the Covid19 pandemic

Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate partner violence

The Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate partner violence has been prepared within the scope of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) "Study on terminology and indicators for data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence".

Imkaan Safe Minimum Practice Standards (SMPS)

The Imkaan Safe Minimum Practice Standards (SMPS) are the second in a series of accredited standards and part of a broader quality framework provided by Imkaan to  Black and ‘minority ethnic’ (BME) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) services.

1st Annual Report on Violence Against Women

The 1st Annual Report on Violence Against Women illustrates the work of the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality, the European framework on violence against women, and the situation of gender-based violence in our country, with emphasis on the period of Covid-19 pandemic.

The consequences of COVID-19 on domestic violence

COVID-19 (the new strain of coronavirus) has been declared a global pandemic. Measures announced over recent weeks to tackle it have seen people's day-to-day life drastically altered.

VAWG: Data Collection during COVID-19

This is a living document that summarizes principles and recommendations to those planning to embark on data collection on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls (VAWG).

In Search of Excellence

A refreshed guide to effective domestic abuse partnership work – The Coordinated Community Response (CCR) by Standing Together.

The Donor Cycle

The Donor Cycle is a strategic approach to moving the donor into a closer relationship with the school. It is a sequence of processes and practices involved in establishing and renewing the connection of donors and their values with the school and its mission.

Femicide: a classification system

This report highlights the importance of measuring femicide based on joint definitions, starting from a classification of different types of femicide and agreed variables that help to identify them.

Tackling violence against women and domestic violence in Europe

This study aims to understand the implementation of the Convention, its added value, arguments against the ratification of the Convention, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women (VAW) and domestic violence (DV).

Measuring femicide in Greece

In 2019, 8 women were murdered by a member of their family (amounting to 42.1 % of the total number of female homicides), whereas, in 2018, 13 women were murdered by a family member/ relative.

Measuring femicide in Latvia

According to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, in 2017 there were 40 female victims of completed and attempted homicide, of whom 18 % were victims of completed and attempted intimate partner femicide.

Violence against women: an EU- wide survey (Main results)

This report is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It shows that violence against women, and specifically gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women, is an extensive human rights abuse that the EU cannot afford to overlook.

Violence against women

Violence against women – particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence – is a major public and clinical health problem and a violation of women's human rights. It is rooted in and perpetuates gender inequalities.

Facts and figures: Ending violence against women

The availability of data on violence against women and girls has improved considerably in recent years and data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence is now available for at least 106 countries.


Women’s Specialist Support Services in Europe and the impact of COVID-19 on their provision