The joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Fostering a comprehensive institutional response to violence against women and domestic violence in Turkey” published the report that provides an overview of standards and promising practices on data collection from the six European countries (Austria, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK) that were presented at the webinar “Administrative data collection and analysis on violence against women and domestic violence” organised on 30 November 2020.
“Data is not just boring numbers. It is the main tool that can allow the states to analyse and follow up on their efforts to prevent and combat violence against women. Evidence-based policy-making is a goal that is hard to reach, but it is worth trying to do so”, said Biljana Brankovic, the rapporteur of the webinar.
The report covers minimum standards on collecting, recording and transforming data on violence against women by law enforcement, judiciary, social service and health sectors in line with applicable European standards, including on protection of personal data.
For further reading on the topic, please also see the Council of Europe’s publication:Ensuring data collection and research on violence against women and domestic violence: Article 11 of the Istanbul Convention, which is also available in Turkish.
The report was produced as part of the action “Fostering a comprehensive institutional response to violence against women and domestic violence in Turkey”, implemented under the European Union and Council of Europe’s joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”.