Greens/EFA roundtable on ending gender-based violence
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Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year even before the pandemic.
Gender-based violence threatens a person’s physical and psychological integrity. A life free of violence is a basic human right, one that every person deserves. Under COVID-19, it has surged worldwide into a shadow pandemic. Yet, the European Union still has no directive obliging its member countries to put an end to gender-based violence.
It’s time the EU moves from empty words to concrete actions.
In this context, Greens/EFA is organising a high-level roundtable to bring together MEPs, Commission officials and representatives from civil society organisations and feminist movements.
For more information about our work on ending gender-based violence, read more here!
AGENDA OF THE ROUNDTABLE
15:00–15:15 Welcome and presentation of Greens/EFA campaign against GBV: A call for an inclusive and comprehensive directive (Terry Reintke, MEP, Greens/EFA)
15:15–15:30 Current state of play, upcoming plans and timeline for the directive (Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality)
15:30 – 16:20 Feminist round table: What is the added value of an EU directive on gender-based violence?
- Dr. Lara Dimitrijevic, LL.D., founding partner at Sciberras Associates
- Dr. Sylwia Spurek, MEP, Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
- Magda Szarota, disability and human rights advocate, disability studies researcher
- Xenia Kellner, co-founder, advocacy & policy coordinator, Young Feminist Europe
16.20 Closing words: Diana Riba i Giner, MEP, Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
16:30 Thank you, goodbye