One year since the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the results of its groundbreaking survey on combating violence against women, concerted action is still needed to help make it happen, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day.
One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an adult in their childhood, according to the results of FRA’s survey on violence against women published last March. This translates to roughly 61 million women in the EU. Such levels of abuse underline the need for the EU to renew their efforts to address the widespread and under-reported abuse that girls are exposed to.
As part of FRA’s drive to further engage with Member States and to tackle violence against women, FRA presented the results of its survey on gender-based violence to the German Bundestag’s Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth on 4 February.
The call for robust evidence to effectively tackle violence against women has been answered with findings from FRA’s EU-wide survey on gender-based violence. They are being used in EU Member States to provide a solid base for appropriate solutions to combat the violence that too many women currently face.
Members of the German Parliament's (Bundestag) Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth visited FRA on 19 November to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges affecting women.
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.