FRA work feeds into UN discussions on violence against women

The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice met in Vienna from 12 to 16 May to discuss progress in this area of the United Nations’ work and the draft resolutions submitted by the UN member states for the consideration by the Commission.

Working together with the Delegation of the European Union to the international organisations in Vienna, FRA used this opportunity to share its recent reports with participants. FRA also organised with the EU Delegation and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) a side event on violence against women, highlighting the results of FRA’s EU-wide survey and the work of other organisations in this area. The event was opened by the Head of the Delegation of the EU to the International Organisations in Vienna, Ambassador Györgyi Martin Zanathy, followed by introductory remarks by Ambassador Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez of Sri Lanka.

The presentation of FRA’s survey results was followed by an overview of the latest UNODC global study on homicide, which pays particular attention to the killing of women. Adrian Franco, General Director for Governance, Crime and Justice Statistics at the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico provided an overview of comprehensive statistical data collection system on violence against women in Mexico.