Study Concludes 800,000 Romanian Women Were Victims of Domestic Violence in 2003
Friday, December 19, 2003 12:00 PM

The NGO Partnership for Equality Center conducted a study funded by the Open Society Institute which concluded that 800,000 Romanian women suffered domestic violence in 2003.  The Center's findings include the following:

  • 45 percent of domestic violence victims do not know that domestic violence is a crime, and
  • 80 percent of domestic violence victims do not report the crime because of feelings of shame, fear and mistrust of the authorities.

For more information, see the NEWW Polska press release here. For more information concerning developments relating to violence against women in Romania, please see the Romania Country Page on this website.