A Eurostat task force met in Rome from 1 to 2 April to develop a European survey on gender-based violence. A number of EU Member States are piloting the survey in 2018-2019 before full-scale data collection in 2020-2022.
We should all strive for balance. Whether it is a balanced view, balanced representation or balance of power. This year’s International Women’s day on 8 March is no exception: It’s all about building a gender-balanced world.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November should serve as a reminder to do more to secure the immediate protection and access to justice of women who are victims of domestic violence.
The Agency took part in the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2018 on Sustainable Development in New York from 12 to 17 July. "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" organised by the United Nations.
On 21 June the Agency took part in the Politico ‘Women Rule’ conference, where findings on sexual harassment from the Agency’s Violence against Women survey were presented and discussed in the panel ‘Sexual Harassment: Questionning #MeToo’s Impact’.
On 14 June, the Agency discussed the fundamental rights dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union at the EU Council’s Working Party on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The FRA Director joined other high-level panellists in discussing freedom of religion, antisemitism and Islamophobia during a joint meeting of the Council’s Working Parties on Human Rights (COHOM) and on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP).