Throughout the EU, the rights of children are still not fully respected, even after 25 years of the UN’s landmark child rights convention, despite on-going efforts by EU institutions and Member States.
Concerted legal and practical efforts are needed from the EU and its Member States to help combat forced marriage, finds a new paper by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). While it is difficult to calculate how many people are victims, this paper outlines different actions to address this particular form of gender-based violence.
The Spanish Observatory against domestic and gender violence has awarded its prestigious annual prize to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights for its outstanding work to help end violence against women.
FRA presented the results of its survey on violence against women at a zero tolerance seminar on actions to prevent gender-based violence, organised as a part of the programme of the 2014 Icelandic presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
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.