Combating violence against women and girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Resource Date: 2015

Despite some progress in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), levels of VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) remain high throughout the region. As the graph in this issue brief shows, a large proportion of women and girls experience various forms of violence. This Issue brief explores the impact of this violence, why so many women and girls in the EECA region are affected, and why figures such as those below represent only a small proportion of the actual victims and survivors of VAWG. Finally, it provides concrete policy and practical recommendations on how to address the problem in the region.