Research and Reports
last updated June 2014

Violence Against Women: An EU-wide Survey. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2014). Information and data on violence against women in Slovakia can be found throughout the report.

Slovak Republic: Trafficking in Persons Report 2014, U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The US State Department issues annual reports on individual country efforts to combat human trafficking.

Country Report 2013: Reality Check on European Services for Women and Children Survivors of Violence. Marion Lesur, Barbara Stelmaszek and Iris Golden, Women Against Violence Europe (Vienna 2014). The country report on Slovakia begins on page 178.

Slovakia: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Section 6 of the report contains information on the status of women in Slovakia, including subsections on rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment, as well as on forced marriage and sexual exploitation of children.

Slovak Republic: Treatment of Roma, including acts of violence, forced sterilization and state protection (2009 - June 2012). Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (July 2012). This report discusses recent violence perpetrated against the Roma population in Slovakia. Section 1.2 discusses forced sterilization of Roma women

Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the Slovak Republic, Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Council of Europe (September 2011). 

Gender Mainstreaming in the National Action Plans for the Decade of Roma Inclusion, Maria-Carmen Pantea, United Nations Development Fund for Women (2009). This study analyzes the treatment of Roma people in several European countries’ National Action Plans, including Slovakia’s.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Slovakia (Periodic Reports II – IV), UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (July 17, 2008). 

Representative Research on Prevalence and Experience of Women with Violence against Women in Slovakia, Bernardina Bodnarova, Jarmila Fildelfiova and Barbora Holubova, Institute for Labour and Family Research (Bratislava 2008).This study compared the prevalence of violence against women in Slovakia in 2002 to 2007. The report is in Slovakian, with a summary in English starting on page 185.