Sexual harassment of women is not a new problem, even though it has emerged as a new issue since the events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. On International Women’s Day, FRA joins the UN in calling for greater gender equality and points out that widespread harassment must be combated in order to make equality a reality in the workplace and elsewhere.
National training sessions within FRA’s project on biometrics in large-scale border management IT databases are taking place in six EU Member States - Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Poland.
On 25 February, FRA hosted a Dutch OSCE parliamentary delegation to discuss fundamental rights risks in the light of enhanced security measures in many EU Member States in the context of the European refugee policy crisis.
Many millions of people each year fall victim to crime and need support. European Day for Victims of Crime is a time to underline the urgent need to properly protect victims’ rights and ensure they receive the support they need to fully and actively participate in criminal proceedings, says FRA.
On 19 February, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty took part in an expert seminar on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU at national level, organised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU.