Country Latvia
Year 2006
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In August 2006, a survey on domestic violence was conducted by Ltd "Latvijas fakti."  The target group was 1007 inhabitants throughout Latvia, aged 15-75, and 54% of women.  87% of the respondents responded that victims of domestic violence are usually women; 37% of the respondents have acknowledged that among their acquaintances or relatives there are women who suffer from domestic violence; 16% of the respondents responded that in some cases violence against women may be justified; 54% of the respondents named financial dependence as the main reason to stay with the violent partner and to suffer continuous violence.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Latvia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011