The concept and measurement of violence against women and men
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’. Analysing the socially constructed nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, it sets new standards and guidelines to influence the measurement of violence in the coming decades.
Keywordsmeasuring violence; unodc; gender based violence; un women; gender equality; Council of Europe; Domestic violence; European Union; Female genital mutilation; Femicide; United Nations; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Publication date and placeBristol, 2017
Gender studies: women