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Domestic Violence against Women

Special Eurobarometer 344

The European Union defines ‘violence against women’ as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life". As probably the most common form of violence against women, domestic violence is a high priority for the EU.