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FRA Director Morten Kjaerum participated in a conference to celebrate the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
FRA took part in a seminar in Athens on 15 September for lawyers and judges on immigration detention.
On 10 September, FRA gave a presentation in Brussels to the Schengen Committee, the forum with EU Member States set up by the European Commission for implementing Schengen evaluations.
Upcoming events View all
On 22 September, FRA will speak at one of the roadshow events of the Greek programme “We are all Citizens”.
23/09/2014 to 27/09/2014
From 23 to 27 September there will be an international academy in Graz to train public officials on how to manage human rights in cities.
A first-ever thematic platform meeting between FRA, the Council of Europe, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) will discuss asylum and migrant rights at FRA on 24 September.
FRA in the news View all
High equality could lead to more violence against women
Nettavisen: Norwegian daily Nettavisen interviews a national researcher on the accuracy and comparability of new survey and compares it to the VAW positively.
Anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, where are the defenders of human rights?
Huffington Post.fr: S'occupant de racisme et d'antisémitisme, la FRA a révélé dans son rapport de 2009 une hausse de l'antisémitisme en rapport au conflit arabo-israélien, mais a évité d'en enquêter les raisons tant politiques que religieuses, et de formuler des conseils politiques efficaces pour faire face à ce phénomène.
The Malta Independent Online :…Earlier this year, a survey conducted by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights showed that violence against women is an extensive and widely under-reported human rights abuse across the EU, with 33% of respondents having experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15; 22% having experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a partner; and 67% admitting not having reported the most serious incident of partner violence to the police or any other organisation…