The FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, and FRA's research team met with the Special Representative on Gender Issues of the OSCE Chairmanship, June Zeitlin; the OSCE Senior Advisor on Gender Issues, Miroslava Beham; and the Gender Focal Point and First Deputy Director of ODIHR, Beatriz Balbin.
On 6 March 2014, the day after FRA launched the results of its EU-wide survey on violence against women, EEA and Norway Grants organised a seminar in Brussels to discuss how the survey results could be used to support activities in the 15 EU Member States which are eligible for the grants.
This year International Women’s Day focuses on inspiring change. A recent report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) points to the need for wide-ranging change across many different areas to help combat high levels of violence against women across the European Union.
On 12 February FRA presented advance findings of the world's largest survey on violence against women to the Council Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP).
“Violence against women is a recurrent fundamental rights abuse that urgently needs to be addressed,” said FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. “Reliable data on the extent, nature and impact of violence against women across the EU are clearly needed. The results of our forthcoming EU-wide survey should provide a solid base for appropriate solutions to effectively combat the violence that too many women currently face.”