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Child victims of sexual abuse [What Europe does for you]

Did you know that, according to estimates, between 10 % and 20 % of children in Europe suffer sexual abuse before they turn 18? Abuse occurs mainly in their immediate environment, but the internet and new technologies have brought a new dimension to the sexual exploitation of children, which is sometimes of a commercial nature. Continue reading

Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

The European Union is committed to working collectively to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of broader efforts to combat all forms of violence against women and girls, and to support the efforts of its Member States in this field. Continue reading

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November marks just over a year since revelations about harassment by a prominent film industry executive and the resulting global sharing of women’s personal experiences on social media raised public awareness of the scale and omnipresence of sexual harassment. Continue reading

Sakharov Prize 2014: Tending the scars of sexual violence in DRC

Written by Marta Latek Dr Denis Mukwege, a 59-year-old gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won the 2014 Sakharov Prize. The attribution of Europe’s top human rights prize is recognition for Dr Mukwege’s perseverance and courage in his efforts to help rape survivors over the past 16 years. A fervent advocate of … Continue reading

Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Written by Marta Latek For more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in particular its eastern regions, has faced a chronic and complex humanitarian crisis. Fuelled by ethnic resentment, impunity due to state fragility, and the profits from robbery and illegal exploitation of natural resources, armed groups proliferate, committing human-rights abuses … Continue reading

La violence à l’égard des enfants dans l’UE: État des lieux

Written by Anna Dimitrova-Stull This In-Depth Analysis is available in 2 other language versions: Violence towards children in the EU : Current situation Gewalt gegen Kinder in der EU : Wo stehen wir heute? L’enfant est un être humain avec des droits et une dignité. Les droits des enfants sont des droits humains. En raison de leur fragilité et vulnérabilité, les … Continue reading

La violence envers les femmes dans l’UE: État des lieux

EN: Violence against women in the EU: State of play DE: Gewalt gegen Frauen in der EU: Sachstand ES: La violencia contra las mujeres en la UE: Situación actual IT: La violenza nei confronti delle donne nell’UE: Quadro della situazione PT: A violência contra as mulheres na UE: Situação atual PL: Przemoc wobec kobiet w UE: Aktualna sytuacja RO: Violența … Continue reading

Convention on Violence against Women

On 10 April 2013 the S&D Group (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament) held a hearing ‘Convention on Violence against Women‘. The aim of the hearing was to present the current situation on Violence against Women (VAW), to raise public awareness on the subject and to discuss its … Continue reading

The situation of women and gender-specific violence in India

The gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi in December 2012 triggered mass protests and a worldwide debate about violence against women in India. Some laws are insufficient, but most commentators agree that the lack of security for women is mainly down to failure to punish rapists and other perpetrators of violence. … Continue reading

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