Violence against Women: Do the Governments Care? NGO Facts Sheets and Reports on the State Response
The VAW Monitoring Program of the Open Society Institute invited the 24 National VAW Monitors of StopVAW (NGOs working in the field of violence against women) to map the situation in their countries on violence against women, with special regard to the state response to it.

The monitoring methodology was based on Recommendation (2002)5 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the protection of women against violence.  As a result of the monitoring, 22 Country Fact Sheets have been prepared. These Fact Sheets issue clear recommendations to governments, serving as effective tools for advocacy at national and international levels.

In April of 2007, the American Bar Association - Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA-CEELI) published a report, Domestic Violence in Romania: the Law, the Court System (PDF, 114 pages). ABA-CEELI undertook a project to investigate best practices under the current laws, make recommendations for legal reform, and to carry out a judicial pilot training module in Romania. The report presents the discussions of an inter-sectoral working group that evaluated the Romanian laws on domestic violence. It addresses the definitions of domestic violence and violence against women; describes Romanian and other states' laws; provides a critical review of the Romanian domestic violence legislation and possible remedies; examines practical issues related to domestic violence cases, including, inter alia, mediation, access to free legal aid, and victim protection, and; summarizes the criminal and civil caselaw related to domestic violence.