Risk Assessment and Management of Intimate Partner Violence in the EU

Authored by: European Institute for Gender Equality

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2019
Citation: “Risk Assessment and Management of Intimate Partner Violence in the EU.” European Institute for Gender Equality, November 18, 2019.

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Executive Summary

Police officers play a leading role in reducing violence against women by an intimate partner. They are often the first authority victims turn to for protection, especially in countries where police are trusted. Risk assessment and risk management strategies are two vital steps that ensure the immediate safety of victims and prevent further violence. EIGE’s guidelines and recommendations offer a common EU-wide approach to risk assessment and risk management. To complement these guidelines, EIGE has published this report, which maps risk assessment policy measures, legal provisions and research developments across the EU. This research builds upon the institute’s previous work supporting Member States in strengthening their responses to intimate partner violence.