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’s report on violence against women, which surveyed 42,000 women throughout the EU Member States about their experiences of gender-based violence, will form the basis of a number of key presentations in the coming weeks and months.
Members of the Spanish Observatory against domestic and gender violence have unanimously decided to grant its prestigious annual prize to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights for its outstanding work to help end violence against women.
In response to EU Council conclusions from 5-6 June 2014 on ‘Preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and girls’, which called on relevant EU Agencies ‘to continue their efforts to combat violence against women and to strengthen their cooperation and pool their expertise’ – FRA will make available the dataset from its EU-wide survey on violence against women for EIGE to use in its work.
As EU ministers meet to discuss the future of the EU’s policies on freedom, security and justice, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines practical suggestions in its Annual report about how to ensure people in the EU can have their rights better protected. It also maps out the fundamental rights challenges and achievements that took place over the course of 2013.
The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice met in Vienna from 12 to 16 May to discuss progress in this area of the United Nations’ work and the draft resolutions submitted by the UN member states for the consideration by the Commission.