International Women’s Day 2022: Commission proposes EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence. The proposed Directive will criminalise rape based on lack of consent, female genital mutilation and cyber violence, which includes: non-consensual sharing of intimate images; cyber stalking; cyber harassment; […]

COVID-19: Stopping the rise in domestic violence during lockdown

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Women’s Rights committee Chair, Evelyn Regner, urges the EU and member states to increase support to victims of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis. Both globally and in some EU countries, it has been reported that cases of domestic violence rose by a third […]

Spotlight Initiative – EU and UN fight against domestic violence in the Pacific region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Union and the United Nations are announcing today a €50 million investment to tackle domestic violence in the Pacific region, as part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. The €50 million contribution will fund new programmes to support concrete measures to end domestic […]