Members of the Spanish Observatory against domestic and gender violence have unanimously decided to grant its prestigious annual prize to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights for its outstanding work to help end violence against women.
The FRA has been jointly awarded the prize this year for its work on fighting violence against women, notably for its work on the world’s biggest-ever survey on violence against women. The survey revealed the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online across the EU.
The award ceremony, which takes place annually, will be held in October in Madrid, in the presence of high-ranking representatives of the Spanish government.
The Observatory is a government institution headed by the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary made up of representatives from the Spanish ministries of the interior, justice, equality, the State General Prosecutor, Spain’s general law council as well as the Spanish regions. This is the 10th time the prize has been awarded.