OSCE survey on violence against women in Kosovo

The OSCE Mission published on 25.11.2019 a report on the Well-being and Safety of Women in Kosovo, which provides detailed data on the patterns of violence against women, attitudes towards gender roles and the impact of violence in the lives of the women affected.

It aims to provide solid evidence for informed decision-making and advocacy at different levels to reduce violence against women, as well as to improve services for women who have experienced violence.

Based on the detailed survey findings, the OSCE has drafted key conclusions that suggest respond to violence against women:

  • Nearly two-thirds of the women surveyed (64%) think that violence by partners, acquaintances or strangers is very or fairly common, and over a quarter (27%) think that it is very common. 
  • More than half (54%) of all women say they have experienced psychological, physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner since the age of 15, and nearly three in ten (29%) say they have experienced sexual harassment. One in seven women (14%) indicates that they have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a partner or non-partner (this excludes psychological violence). 
  • Almost one in five women (18%) who have had a previous partner say they have experienced physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of a previous partner, compared with 9% of those who have a current partner who say they have experienced current partner physical and/or sexual violence. Non-partner physical and/or sexual violence is indicated by 8% of women surveyed. Stalking has affected one in twelve (8%).

Read the full survey here: https://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo/439781?download=true

References from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe