New research: Feasibility study to assess the possibilities, opportunities and needs to standardise national legislation on violence against women, violence against children and sexual orientation violence
On behalf of the European Commission a team with Carol
Hagemann-White, Liz Kelly, Thomas Meysen and Renée Römkens as lead researchers carried
out a feasibility study to map national legislation on violence
against women, violence against children and sexual orientation
violence in all 27 EU-Countries. The findings were analyzed and recommendations
for both EU and national policies developed with a view to the increased harmonization.
The study has been published in print and online.
The annexes contain a comprehensive country by country
matrix that sums up the most important findings in legislation for all the
forms of violence, a table with existing minimum standards supplemented by
revised or new proposed standards and a glossary.
A working group led by Carol Hagemann-White reviewed the research on the
factors at play in perpetration for the different forms of violence against
women, against children and sexual orientation violence. The group, wrote a
comprehensive literature review and developed an innovative, interactive visual
model showing how different factors and their interplay increase the likelihood
of perpetrating violence, and how prevention and intervention can interrupt
this process. The model can be found on a CD appended to the printed report and
online as well. Its purpose is to show the complexity of research and make
it comprehensible at the same time. In addition it shows multiple paths to
perpetration for the most frequent forms of violence and illustrates the
meaning and function of prevention and intervention, which can stimulate
thinking about new measures to prevent and combat violence.
The feasibility study and the perpetration model are available in
German, English and French and can be downloaded here.
The english model can also be used online.
Please note that the copyright of CAHRV publications belongs to the authors.
- CAHRV Final Report (2008): Gendering Human Rights Violations: The case of interpersonal violence (pdf)
- Humphreys, C./ Carter, R. et al. (2006): The justice system as an arena for the protection of human rights for women and children experiencing violence and abuse (pdf file)
- Martinez, M./ Schröttle, M. et al. (2006): State of European research on the prevalence of interpersonel violence and its impact on health and human rights (pdf file) (Executive summary, pdf file) (Executive summary in German language, pdf file) (Executive summary in Spannish, pdf file) (Executive summary in Polish) (Executive summary in French, pdf file)
- Schröttle, M./ Martinez, M. et al. (2006): Comparative reanalysis of prevalence of violence against women and health impact data in Europe - obstacles and possible solutions. Testing a comparative approach on selected studies (pdf file)
- Hanmer, J./ Gloor, D./ Meier, H. et al. (2006): Agencies and evaluation of good practice: domestic violence, rape and sexual assault (pdf file)
- Puchert, R./ Busche, M. et al. (2006): Protective environmental factors securing Human Rights. A literature review (pdf file)
- Puchert, R./ Busche, M. et al. (2006): Protective environmental factors securing Human Rights. Structured map of literature (pdf file)
- Hearn, J./ Novikova, I. et al. (2007): Methodological Framework Report (pdf file) (Executive summary, pdf file) (Executive summary subnetwork 2)
- CAHRV findings on good practice (2007) (pdf file) (Spannish version, pdf file) (Polish version, pdf file)
- Martinez, M./ Schröttle, M. et al. (2007): Perspectives and standards for good practice in data collection on interpersonal violence at European level (pdf file)
Hard copy "EU RESEARCH ON SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES - CAHRV - Report on State of research on prevalence of interpersonal violence, and its impact on health and human rights available in Europe" can be ordered (EUR 21915 - ISBN 92-79-02364-0). List of sales agents is on the Publications Office website: http://publications.europa.eu or apply for it by fax: (352) 29 29-42785.
- German national prevalence study on violence against women (Summary, pdf file)
- German evaluation study on intervention projects (Summary, pdf file)
- German pilot study on violence against men (Summary, pdf file)
- Kavemann, B./Rabe, H. (2007): The Act Regulating the Legal Situation of Prostitutes - implementation, impact, current developments. Findings of a study on the impact of the German Prostitution Act (pdf file)
- Hagemann-White, C., Bohne, S. (2003): Versorgungsbedarf und Anforderungen an Professionelle im Gesundheitswesen im Problembereich Gewalt gegen Frauen und Mädchen. Expertise für die Enqu1etekommission "Zukunft einer frauengerechten Gesundheitsversorgung in Nordrhein-Westfalen" (pdf file)
- Feasibility study to assess the possibilities, opportunities and needs to standardize national legislation on violence against women, violence against children and sexual orinetation violence (2010). Funded by the Daphne III programme. Download under: www.ec.europa.eu/justice/funding/daphne3/funding_daphne3_en.htm - under Calls/Documents (pdf file)