Country Iceland
Year 2010
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Research on Violence against Women: Measures of the Health Services" was published in September 2010.  The research consisted of interviews with 19 employees at 9 health services providers around the country.

The main findings were that:

1) Records of the health system can not be the basis of evaluating the frequency of domestic violence or whether cases of such violence are increasing or decreasing;

2) It varies how the health system deals with cases where women report violence;

3) There were requests for more education in this field;

4) Some said it would be good to have an integrated centre that could deal with cases of violence, provide information on services available and recommend a course of action.

The research is available in Icelandic. 


Source of Information

Response of the Government of Iceland to the questionnaire on violence 2010