Glossary of terms
European Institute for Gender Equality6
Glossary of terms
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A strategic course of oppressive conduct that is
typically charac terised by frequent physical abuse
and sexual coercion in combination with tactics to
intimidate, degrade, isolate and control victims (1).
Groups of persons that experience a higher risk
of poverty, social exclusion, discrimination and
violence than the general population, including,
but not limited to, ethnic minorities, migrants,
people with disabilities, isolated elderly people
and children (2).
Emergency barring order
A short-term legal remedy providing for the remov-
al of a perpetrator of domestic violence from the
residence of the vic tim and barring him or her from
returning or contacting the vic tim. It is also known
as an eviction order, barring order or no-contact or-
der, depending on the national context (3).
Gender equality competence
Skills, attributes and behaviours that people
need in order to mainstream gender concerns
effectivel y into policies and plans, and help build
gender equality (4). Gender competence among
the police involves the development of knowl-
edge and awareness about gender equality and
the skills necessary to apply such knowledge in
policing intimate partner violence.
An analytical tool for studying, understanding
and responding to the ways in which sex and gen-
der intersect with other personal characteristics /
identities, and how these intersec tions contrib-
ute to unique experiences of discrimination (5).
Intimate partner femicide
The killing of a woman by an intimate partner
and the death of a woman as a result of a prac-
tice that is harmful to women. Intimate partner
is understood as a former or current spouse or
partner, whether or not the perpetrator shares
or has shared a residence with the victim (6).
Intimate partner violence
Any act of physical, sexual, psychological or eco-
nomic violence that occurs between former or
current spouses or partners, whether or not the
perpetrator shares or has shared a residence
with the victim (7).
Effective coordination of actions among relevant
actors playing a role in preventing and combat-
ing violence against women, including the judi-
ciary, public prosecutors, law-enforcement agen-
cies, and local and regional authorities, as well as
non-governmental organisations and other rele-
vant organisations and entities.
A person who deliberately uses violent and abu-
sive behaviour to control their partner or former