Women’s safety is a major problem throughout the world. In the Netherlands, 1 in 5 women has been physically abused by a partner or former partner. Whereas in the 1970s, women protested against sexual violence through demonstrations including the Heksennacht (Take Back the Night), we now have SlutWalks and social media actions such as #zeghet (#sexualassault) on Twitter.
Below you will find a selection of Atria's publications along with other gems from the collection on this subject.

Welk geweld telt

Perceptions of intimate partner violence among people in The Netherlands.

Infographic violence

Some notable results for the Netherlands: 45% of all women had experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives, almost three-quarters (73%) had been sexually harassed, one in ten women had been raped at some point in their lives.


Inaugural lecture by Prof. Renée Römkens (Director of Atria), professor by special appointment in Gender Based Violence at the University of Amsterdam.

Violence against women

European Union survey results in the Dutch context.

Logo World Shelter Conference

Solving the jigsaw

What works in prevention of violence against women and girls?

Gezin op het strand

This study by Atria and Verwey-Jonker Institute primarily focuses on deepening existing insights into the approach in interventions that have proven to work when it comes to breaking through the intergenerational transference of violence.

Meer dan 10 miljoen handtekeningen: Rosa Manus organiseerde de grootste internationale petitie aller tijden 1932

Thanks to Rosa Manus’s extraordinary organizational talents and energy, more than 9 million signatures from 59 countries were collected on the petition articulating ‘women’s desire for peace’.

EU Fundamental Rights

The #MeToo discussion, which has dominated public debate worldwide over the past weeks, has also penetrated the EU bubble.