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Webinar: Why Europe needs a directive on gender-based violence

Instagram Live with Alice Bah Kuhnke and Terry Reintke

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year. 

Current lockdown measures have exacerbated the pre-existing problems by enabling an environment for coercive control. Cases of of gender-based physical, psychological and sexual violence have increased across Europe under COVID19, in what the United Nations has called a “shadow pandemic”.

Despite the alarming development, the European Union still does not have a directive obliging its members to put an end to this systematic form of violence. It’s time the EU moves from empty words to concrete actions. 

Greens/EFA are calling on the European Commission to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence, and for the Commission to propose a comprehensive and inclusive directive to prevent, respond and end gender-based violence online and offline.

Join MEPs Alice Bah Kuhnke and Terry Reintke for a discussion on the need for action, on Thursday the 18th of March at 16h (CET):


  • Alice Bah Kuhnke is Vice-president of the Greens/EFA group, Coordinator of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.
  • Terry Reintke is Vice-president of the Greens/EFA group, Co-President of the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament and Coordinator of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.


Policy Paper

Responsible MEPs

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke
Terry Reintke
Terry Reintke

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