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Are prisons obsolete? From prison reform to prison abolition

“On the whole, people tend to take prisons for granted. It is difficult to imagine life without them. At the same time, there is reluctance to face the realities hidden within them, a fear of thinking about what happens inside them. Thus, the prison is present in our lives and, at the same tim...
Unity in diversity - EFA
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Listen to all Europe's languages to shape Europe's future

With the launch of a digital platform to allow citizens’ voices to be heard in the Conference on the Future of Europe, EFA MEPs have expressed regret that the platform is restricted solely to the EU’s 24 official languages.
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Why we must stop biometric surveillance in the EU

Patrick Breyer
Opinion by Patrick Breyer
EDRi (the European Digital Rights network) has launched a European Citizen's Initiative calling for a ban on the use of biometric mass surveillance in public spaces. How could these technologies affect the lives of everyday people?
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Need of environmental data and standards for the ict sector

We are writing to you with a call to take action to limit the environmental impact of the ICT sector. The European Commission’s two key priorities for the upcoming years are Europe Fit for the Digital Age and the Green Deal. To reach both of these priorities, we must ensure the digital transition promotes and does not hamper the green tra…
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How should the EU prevent and combat gender-based violence online

In the 21st century, in the European Union, gender-based violence is manifesting everyday and everywhere. Women and girls can’t feel safe at homes, can’t feel safe when going out, can’t feel safe in public places and can’t feel safe even online. Join our panel discussion with experts, civil society organisations, MEPs and a representat…
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The new face of an old enemy: What do we know about gender-based cyber violence and how can we combat it?

Sylwia Spurek
Opinion by Sylwia Spurek
Gender-based violence online is not a new phenomenon, but a continuum of violence that women and girls face offline. The root causes of all forms of gender-based violence are the same. Gender as a dimension of cyber violence should influence how we perceive it and how we take action against it, also in EU laws and policies.
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Webinar: Why Europe needs a directive 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. Join MEPs Alice Bah Kuhnke and Terry Reintke for a discussion on the need for action
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What Would You Do In A World Without Violence?

We are asking for EU legislation on Gender Based Violence. When we asked you: What you would do in a world without violence? Almost every second answer was: “Go for a walk after sunset.” “Walk alone at night, not fearing for my life.” “Walking at night with no fear.” “I’d never be scared to walk alone at night.” “I’d have more c…
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Corporate due diligence, the Equal Treatment in Employment report, the LGBTI Freedom Zone, the Polish, Hungarian and Slovenian governments’ attempts to silence free media and the new Fisheries Control Regulation.
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Government attempts to silence free media in Poland, Hungary & Slovenia

The European Parliament will debate Government attempts to silence free media in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. In Hungary, almost all press outlets are controlled by groups or individuals close to the ruling Fidesz party; in Poland, the government has replaced key figures in the public broadcaster and is making it harder for independent o…