FIGHTING FOR

THE END OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

WE WANT TO FEEL SAFE

We all want to feel safe. To wear whatever we want without getting attacked. To walk fearlessly in the streets alone at night. We want a world free of violence, especially of violence that’s triggered just because of your gender identity or expression, or because of who you are.

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE- A SHADOW PANDEMIC?

Gender-based violence is a human rights violation that affects 1 out of 3 Europeans.

Plus, the COVID lockdown measures have made the pre-existing problems even worse.

Cases of gender-based physical, psychological and sexual violence have increased across Europe, in what the United Nations has called a “shadow pandemic”.

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HOW CAN WE END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE?

The European Commission has the power to draft a law that would oblige European governments to put an end to this form of violence.

We need to convince the European Commission to propose a comprehensive directive to prevent, respond to and end gender-based violence online and offline, across the whole EU.

OUR DEMANDS

We want to put an end to this systematic form of violence by:

  • Adopting a comprehensive, inclusive EU directive against gender-based violence
  • Supporting civil society activists throughout Europe in their pursuit for a feminist future

What Would You Do In A World Without Violence?

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke

Why the EU urgently needs to act on gender-based violence

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. Under COVID-19, it has surged worldwide into a shadow pandemic. It’s time the EU moves from empty words to concrete actions.

TIME FOR A EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE!

After thousands of us pushed for a directive to address and end gender-based violence, the European Parliament has voted to make gender-based violence an EU crime and called for the Commission to put forward such a directive. Commission President von der Leyen promised it by the end of the year. But they need to know a robust directive must be a priority! Add your name.

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