OSCE-led Survey on the Well-being and Safety of Women in South-East Europe and Eastern Europe

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Wien
Publication Date
  • Ipsos Albania (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos Bosnia and Herzegovina (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos Montenegro (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos Macedonia (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos Serbia (Data Collector)
  • IMAS (Moldova) (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos Ukraine:Ipsos Kosovo (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos Albania Ipsos Bosnia and Herzegovina Ipsos Montenegro Ipsos Macedonia Ipsos Serbia IMAS (Moldova) Ipsos Ukraine Ipsos Kosovo (Data Collector)
  • Abstract

    The main goal of the study is to examine the prevalence of violence against women and girls and its consequences on women’s health and well-being for the purposes of policy-making. The main research questions were: (1) What are the attitudes and norms concerning gender roles and violence against women? (2) What is the extent of violence experienced by women in the area covered by the survey? (3) Which forms of violence do women experience? (4) Who are the perpetrators of violence against women? (5) What are the consequences of violence for women’s health and well-being? (6) Do women report their experiences to the police or other authorities or organizations? If not, why not? (7) Are there differences between women’s experiences of violence depending on their age, education, professional status, income or whether they are from a minority group or a rural area? (8) The study also aimed to achieve a better understanding of the above in light of whether women had experienced an armed conflict based on the definitions used in the study. Topics: Attitudes towards different types of violence and gender roles. Conflict experience. Health, feelings of safety, knowledge about services/organizations that provide support to women. Sexual harassment. Experiences of physical and sexual violence at the hands of people other than the respondent’s current or previous partners. Experiences of physical and sexual violence at the hands of the respondent’s current partner. Current partner background Demographic details about the respondent’s current partner. Experiences of physical and sexual violence at the hands of the respondent’s previous partner(s). Experiences of stalking or repeated incidents (unwelcome phone calls, receiving unwelcome text messages, emails, letters or photos, or having unwanted personal comments posted on the Internet). Violence Experiences in childhood. Violence in conflict. Perceptions of how common violence against women is, how well informed women feel about what to do if they experience violence, perceived communications regarding violence against women. Respondent’s background (e.g., age, occupational status, marital status, etc.). Interviewer feedback. For conflict-affected women, questions are included whether any incident and specifically the most severe incident of violence experienced were connected to an armed conflict the respondent had lived though.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-04-04 / 2018-08-27
  • 2018-05-27 / 2018-08-31
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2018-04-05 / 2018-08-20
  • 2018-04-02 / 2018-08-01
    North Macedonia
  • 2018-04-03 / 2018-08-05
  • 2018-04-17 / 2018-09-21
  • 2018-04-02 / 2018-09-17
  • 2018-04-01 / 2018-08-19
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
  • Kososvo
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Ukraine (UA)
Sampled Universe
Women aged 18–74
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 4242
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7582 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE): OSCE-led survey on violence against women : Well-being and safety of women. Wien: OSCE, Technical Report 2019

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2020-06-05