Survey on living conditions and women safety (EU-GBV)

Statistical Office for the first time implemented the Survey on Living Conditions and Women Safety (EUGBV) in Montenegro in 2021. The survey was implemented in line with the Eurostat’s methodology, ensuring the data comparability on gender-based violence across the EU countries that implement the survey.

The Survey on Living Conditions and Women Safety (EU-GBV) survey uses concept of gender-based violence against women and concept of domestic violence, and it includes different types of violence, as well as relationship between victim and perpetrator.

The purpose of survey is to obtain the data on gender-based violence: intimate partner violence; violence by any perpetrator; domestic violence; sexual harassment at work; and other important indicators in this domain.

The survey is conducted in the field from October to December 2021, and the survey results are based on the respondents’ statements.

Target population of the EU-GBV survey is women of age from 18 to 74 years.

The sample covers 2 232 households. There were 1 609 filled-in questionnnaires.

With this release, Statistical Office publishes the main indicators obtained by the survey which are validated by Eurostat. In the next period, Statistical Office will successively publish indicators from the survey.

  • In Montenegro, one in five women (20.2% of women) reported experienced violence by intimate partner during lifetime.
  • In total, 6.2% of women reported violence by a non-partner during adulthood. 
  • During adulthood, in total 7.5% of women reported experienced domestic violence, while violence by any perpetrator was experienced by 11.7% of women. 
  • Sexual harassment at work during lifetime was reported by 17.5% of women