FRA gives evidence on violence against women to UK human rights parliamentary committee

On 7 May, FRA gave evidence to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights as part of its inquiry into violence against women and girls.

FRA was asked about good practices in EU Member States, about the extent of violence suffered by women during childhood and about the methodology of its survey on violence against women. While providing some of its survey data from across the EU, FRA explained that in many EU Member States there was a lack of robust, comprehensive data on violence against women.

One of the main messages given by FRA was that violence against women is an abuse that can have an impact on women in general. It is therefore important that policy and action on the ground address violence against women and focus on its wide-ranging impact together with its impact on specific groups in the population.