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46. Czech Republic: 30% Increase in Eviction of Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

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.

2011-03-01 09:05:02 / 1579 readings

47. ReSET Summer Schools for junior university faculty “GENDER, SEXUALITY AND POWER”

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 

2011-02-15 10:28:14 / 1303 readings

48. Council Of Europe Finalizes First European Convention On Violence Against Women

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.

 

2011-02-04 12:48:19 / 1833 readings

49. International Conference on Prostitution & Trafficking - Copenhagen May 7-8 2011

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.

 

2011-01-31 12:14:29 / 1703 readings

50. New figures from Ireland show gendered and structural nature of sexual violence

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.

 

2011-01-10 13:54:00 / 1442 readings

51. Czech Republic: Not a Country for women?

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.

2011-01-10 13:51:25 / 1477 readings

52. The European Comission has published a new report: "Violence against women and the role of gender equality, social inclusion and health strategies"

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.

2011-01-05 10:53:33 / 1450 readings

53. First Women Inspiring Europe Calendar - 2011

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

2011-01-05 10:13:36 / 1374 readings

54. EIGE Shows Red Card to Violence

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.

 

2011-01-05 10:00:45 / 1612 readings

55. The Swedish Institute and the work against human trafficking

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.

2010-12-20 14:04:28 / 1469 readings

56. The new report on domestic violence against women in South Baltic Region has been launched

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”.

 

2010-12-08 11:18:06 / 1540 readings

57. Stop Violence Against Women in South Baltic Region

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".

 

 

 

 

 

2010-12-06 16:26:50 / 1667 readings

58. Stand up against stereotypes this Christmas!

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!

2010-12-06 10:21:05 / 1396 readings

59. European Commission failing in its duty to implement Council and Parliament’s call for Strategy to combat violence against women, says EWL

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.

2010-12-01 11:20:36 / 1291 readings

60. Power to Change - new manual to help victims of domestic 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.

2010-11-23 09:28:29 / 1336 readings
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