Background paper: A synthesis of evidence on the collection and use of administrative data on violence against women

Authors/editor(s): Tamil Kendall

The need for data on violence against women (VAW), including from administrative sources, is currently high on the global agenda. Yet, despite the potential importance of such administrative data for improving policy and programmes, benefiting survivors and ensuring accountability of perpetrators, synthesis of good practices and guidance for their collection from and use by different sectors is generally lacking.

This background paper was developed to synthesize evidence, including divergent expert opinions, on the collection and use of VAW administrative data. It was used as the technical document for an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Administrative Data on Violence Against Women convened in September 2019 by UN Women. The background paper and the discussions and recommendations coming out of the EGM will inform the development of global guidance on the collection and use of VAW administrative data.

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Subject area(s): Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender data production and collection; Gender statistics; Service delivery

Resource type: Data/statistics; Discussion papers; Issue papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 65

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)