Towards eradicating domestic violence against women

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FRA took part in a European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) conference in Brussels on ‘Eradicating domestic violence against women on 21 September, International Day of Peace.

The panel of experts included the Council of Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, the EU Gender Institute (EIGE) and civil society organisations. FRA presented its gender-based violence against women survey. During the debate on how to eradicate the problem, participants discussed the need for comparable data, the forthcoming EPSCO Council Conclusion on violence against women, the upcoming UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting in March 2013 in New York which will focus on violence against women and the importance for EU Member States to ratify the Istanbul Convention.