EFA MEP Diana Riba leads the Gender-Based Violence Report
On the past 8th of March, on International Women’s Day, the European Commission launched the Gender-Based Violence Report, a legislative proposal that will be debated in the European Parliament. Greens/EFA MEP Diana Riba has been appointed the shadow rapporteur of the GBV report and will have play a key role in the upcoming negotiations.
Riba i Giner has always been a vocal defender of gender equality and has been campaigning for years so the European Parliament would create a report on violence against women like the one currently being presented. Last January, Diana was also elected co-coordinator of the Equality Commission by the Greens/EFA Group, and during 2021, MEP Riba is no stranger to such responsibility as she was already shadow rapporteur for an important report calling for the inclusion of male violence in the list of Euro crimes; a text adopted with landslide support of the Parliament.
Diana Riba MEP said:
"This report will undoubtedly be one of the most crucial in the legislature since it is legislation that has been claimed for many years by both civil society and a significant part of the European Parliament".
The EFA MEP states she will work "to build a progressive majority to ensure the adoption of an ambitious and holistic directive that represents a turning point in the fight against male violence".
"A directive such as this one, which we put forward from the Greens/EFA and the Republican Left of Catalonia, would mean the establishment of definitions, rules and even common minimum sanctions at European level, and this would be a great step against this serious violation of rights that we women suffer simply because we are women".