Country Austria
Year 2009
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

At present there are 30 shelters in Austria - providing 750 places for women and children exposed to domestic violence (with a population of 8 Million).  26 of these are organised under the Austrian Women's Shelter Network - working along common standards and principles. In addition there are other facilities offering short term accommodation.

In 2009, 3,163 persons (1,598 women, 1,565 children) were accommodated by the above-mentioned 26 autonomous women shelters and a total of 179,690 days of stay was counted (women: 89,250 days of stay; children: 90,440 days of stay) in these shelters.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Austria to the questionnaire on violence against women (2008) and Update to the Response (2010)