Indicators on Violence Against Women and State Response

2008Human Rights Council

Policy makers on violence against women consistently request more and better quality information, including data, on violence against women in order to: guide legislative and policy reforms; ensure adequate provision of targeted and effective services; monitor trends and progress in addressing and eliminating violence against women; and assess the impact of measures taken. Indicators, with their associated benchmarks, contribute to organizing data into a form which contributes to the evaluation of policies and monitoring of progress in achieving goals. They enable an evidence-based comparison of trends over time, and within and between countries.

Key wordsgender based violence / Violence Against Women / women rights