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Publication date: 5 March 2014

Violence against women: an EU-wide survey. Results at a glance

The hearing 'Focusing on the victims’ needs' was jointly organised by the Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence. The Chair of the Council of Europe Committee, Gisela Wurm, and the Head of the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, gave an overview of the European action on violence against women. The Austrian Minister for Education and Women, Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, spoke about Austria’s experiences of tackling violence against women.