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International day for the elimination of violence against women

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22.11.2019 – 25 November is dedicated against the violence against women and girls. Violence is still regrettably under-reported: only about a third of women who are physically or sexually abused by their partners contact the authorities. In addition, complaints are not systematically recorded, and the data is not easily comparable between EU countries. Accurate data [...]

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European Union and United Nations join forces to end femicide in Latin America


28.9.2018 – Femicide claims the lives of 12 women in Latin America every day.With today’s €50 million investment, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative will fund new and innovative programmes in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, to help women and girls live lives free from violence and to eradicate femicide in Latin America. “Ending violence against [...]

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Statement of the European Commission on the violence in Catalonia

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1.10.2017- “Under the Spanish Constitution, yesterday’s vote in Catalonia was not legal. For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as well [...]

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Who is responsible for the violence in FYR Macedonia?

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Inter-ethnic tensions in Macedonia led to an outbreak of violence. In the clashes between the police and armed militia in the town of Kumanovo left 22 people dead. Kumanovo is an ethnically mixed town, near the border with Kosovo and Serbia. The tragic incident that authorities describe as a terrorist attack came only a day [...]

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67 % did not report serious incident


A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) presents results from the world’s biggestever survey on violenceagainst women, revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online. As well as demonstrating the wide prevalence of violence against adult women, the report also details incidents of [...]

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