The Women’s Rights Committee and Monaco Statistics (IMSEE) recently issued the first publication on violence against women in Monaco.
The publication sets out the key data that is available for 2019 and examines incidents of violence according to various measurable indicators.
The information was analysed by IMSEE, which collected it from a variety of leading authorities in the Principality: the Police Department, the Department of Justice, Princess Grace Hospital and the Association for Support to Victims of Crime (AVIP).
Regarding the methodology used, IMSEE Director Sophie Vincent explains that “This survey does not reflect the full experiences of the individuals recorded by the different organisations. The results presented are broken down by entity and should not under any circumstances be added together. “
The police reported 31 incidents of violence against women in Monaco during 2019. Nearly 60% of these cases involved physical abuse, and 25% involved sexual abuse.
For its part, the AVIP was contacted by 40 female victims of violence in 2019. In 83% of cases, the violent acts were committed by the victim’s spouse or former spouse.
Legal proceedings resulted in four convictions and two protection orders. Of 27 cases opened in relation to incidents in 2019, 10 were dropped.
Women’s Rights Officer Céline Cottalorda said: “This tangible step forward helps us to understand the facts relating to violence. However, the figures only take account of the quantifiable and identified component of violence against women.”
The publication is available from the Women’s Rights Committee website (www.dfm.mc) and the IMSEE website (www.imsee.mc).