Violence against women in the family in the Republic of Moldova (2011)

One of the basic objectives of the study is to quantify the indicators on prevalence rates of violence over lifetime and in the last twelve months, violence committed by current or the most recent husband/partner or another family member. The data from the study reveal the fact that violence against women is more frequent among rural women, the phenomenon progresses together with a woman’s age and is indirectly proportional to a woman’s level of education. Married women are more reticent to disclose cases of violence, hence the highest rates of violence prevailing against women are registered among divorced/separated women and widows.