Today according to the UN, 125 countries have specific laws that penalize domestic violence, a remarkable gain from just a decade ago. Nevertheless 35% of women world wide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
Speech delivered on the 27th of November in Nicosia, Cyprus for an event organized by the Pancyprian Movement – Equal Rights- Equal Responsibilities on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
IAW calls for full support for a binding and comprehensive EU Strategy for equality between women and men from 2016 to 2020, and to reject any proposal which would not meet this aim.
Civil society organizations around the world are highly disappointed that references to the protection of rights, equality and ecosystems have been removed from the core of the climate agreement.
EWL and IAW to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Ms Foteini Kouvela,General Secretary for Gender Equality: Our democracies cannot afford to gear down or move back on women’s rights. There is no democracy without equality. And the EC is accountable for defending our core values.
Read about the shocking case of girls, who are hired as domestic workers, get pregnant by their boss’s son, the boss himself or the boss’s relatives and are fired afterwards. Who will be the father of the child they will give birth to?