In 2010, the Czech Republic had the highest increase in evictions of domestic violence perpetrators since the Act on Protection Against Domestic Violence was first introduced four years ago.
A principle objective of the project is to promote innovative undergraduate teaching in the region, and to develop cutting-edge courses on gender and sexuality
At its 9th and last meeting held in Strasbourg between 18 and 21 January 2011, the Ad Hoc Committee on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO) has finalised the text of the Convention of the Council of Europe on violence against women (VAW), and the Explanatory Memorandum.
This two-day conference at the 'Culture House Islands Brygge' in Copenhagen gathers researchers, international experts, police, policy makers, practitioners and ngo's from around the world.
According to statistics on sexual violence released by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland 82.2% of all victims are female and 95.7% of perpetrators are male.
The concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against women from October 2010 alert to a persistent lack of special measures for improving the situation of women in the Czech Republic, including with regards to such important issues as discrimination in the labour market or domestic violence.
The European Commission’s Synthesis Report for 2010 on violence against women and the role of gender equality, social inclusion and health strategies analyses the social aspects of such violence.
What does Francesca Brezzi, an Italian philosopher, Seyran Ates, a German lawyer of Turkish origin, Lena Olving, a Swedish top manager, Vaili Maria Jämsä, a Finnish farmer, Cristina Gallach, in the communications department of the European Council and Rita Vella, a Maltese with muscular dystrophy have in common?
They are featured in the first of the Women Inspiring Europe 2011 Calendar
The European Institute for Gender Equality, has presented the Lithuanian society with its work results this year and invited Lithuanians to join the institute's new social initiative regarding violence against women Show red card to violence (Saca Tarjeta Roja al Maltratador). The event took place on 15 December in Vilnius.
During the last decade the efforts towards combating the modern slavery of human trafficking have become an important topic on the political agenda, both on a national and international level.
With a great pleasure NEWW Poland is presenting it’s newest publication „Domestic violence in the South Baltic Region: Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. South Baltic – Violence Free Zone Project Report”.
NEWW Poland has launched a Tv spot urging to stop domestic violence against women. The advert was created as a part of the project "South Baltic Area - Violence Free Zone".
As the holiday season approaches, children everywhere are starting to respond to the omnipresent advertising and put pressure on their parents for the latest toys. For little girls, it’s super-skinny barbies, dolls’ houses, princess costumes and make-up sets that they might well be pestering for. Little boys are likely to be asking for superheroes, swords and guns. Challenge the stereotypes and help us promote positive role models for our children!
For women’s rights advocates who attended a high-level conference on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women last week, initial disappointment at the lack of concrete outcomes of the two-day event at the Hilton Hotel in Brussels has given way to concern that the European Commission may fail to implement EU commitments to develop a comprehensive Strategy to tackle widespread gender-based violence.
Domestic violence is a widespread problem affecting as many as 1 in 4 women in their lifetimes and can have long-term effects. Many women experience loss of confidence and low self-esteem as a result of being in an abusive relationship, and self help support groups – based on the principles of building self-esteem and empowerment - are an important addition to the range of existing specialist services, including refuges.