Study of prevalence of violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, being the first study of this kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has emerged as a result of a survey implemented by the Gender Equality Agency of BiH and the Entity Gender Centers, together with Institutes for Statistics and supported by the UNFPA and the UN WOMEN.
The main purpose of the Study was to explore prevalence and incidence of various forms of violence against women in the sphere of private relations and broader community. A special methodology has been developed for the needs of the first survey of gender based violence in BiH that has in its core the UNECE methodology, but also includes some additional components. This methodology was a result of efforts to ensure comparability with other countries using the methodology developed and applied by the UNECE, and at the same time understand some additional aspects of violence that are not covered by UNECE methodology, such as, for example, factors and determining features of violence,
consequences and turning to organizations for support.