Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Study on the Prevalence of Violence against Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was carried out by the Agency for Gender Equality BiH, the Gender Centre of Republika Srpska (RS), the Gender Centre of the Federation BiH (FBiH), and with support from UNFPA and UN Women. The goal of the research was to gain insight regarding the prevalence of different forms of violence against women, both domestic and outside of the household; to identify the main characteristics of different forms of violence against women; to identify key factors that influence violence against women; to examine the consequences of violence against women; and, women’s experiences with institutions and organizations that provide support to women survivors of violence. The survey was conducted on a sample of 3,300 households and adult women in BiH.

Source of Information

Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, National Review on Beijing +20 , page 19


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