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Post-2015 agenda: reduction of violence

The think-tank Copenhagen Consensus made contributions to the elaboration of the post-2015 agenda. Among them, they argued about the necessity to include a “reduction of violence” target in the post-2015 agenda. “Civil war violence is too narrow a category when considering what the next set of international development goals concerned with violence should be. Interpersonal violence in its major forms …

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou : Abuses are not only physical

Gender violence is not only limited to physical violence, but also takes the form of psychological, emotional and/or economical violence. This is what highlights the testimonies published on Twitter using the hashtag “#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou”. You will find here a complete article on the various aspects of domestic violence. +info: external link

Panic button to prevent rape

Concern over rape and women’s insecurity is rising in India, with various cases of violent rapes causing important protests throughout the country. The India’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology has announced in April that all cellphone will include a “panic button” from January 1st 2017 on. This button will serve to alert the police and an owner’s friend or …

Domestic violence: a “secret killer”

The American business magazine Forbes is also concerned by the impact and cost of domestic violence. According to them: “Nearly a quarter of employed women report that domestic violence has affected their work performance at some point in their lives. Each year, an estimated 8 million days of paid work is lost in the U.S. because of domestic violence. Domestic …

Australia: cost of intimate partner violence

In 2004, the Australian Office for Women (OfW) commissioned Access Economics to undertake a study estimating the cost of intimate partner violence to the Australian economy. Such costs include: pain, suffering and premature mortality; health costs; production related costs; consumption related costs; second generation costs; administrative and other costs; and transfer costs. +info: external link

All of the EU Member States have signed the Istanbul Convention

With the signatures of Czech Republic (2/05/16) and Latvia (18/05/16), there are now 28 Member-States recognising the importance of the Istanbul Convention relative to preventing and combating violence against women. They still have to ratify it for it to take effect in their countries. +info: external link

NL #CARVEDaphne – May 2016

Upcoming release of the CARVE guide for companies! We, the partners of the CARVE project, are proud to announce that the “European guide of best practices: companies fighting gender-based violence” will be presented in Brussels on 16 June 2016! The guide is thought and designed as a practical tool for companies to address the issue of gender violence at work …

Women’s Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence, practitioners guide

Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International Commission of Jurists promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law, by using its unique legal expertise to develop and strengthen national and international justice systems. Established in 1952 and active on the five continents, the ICJ aims to ensure the progressive development …

22nd June 2016 : A European Strategy for Gender Equality

Gender equality is a fundamental right recognised by the Treaty of Rome in 1957 as well as by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The promotion of gender equality is therefore not only essential from a human rights perspective, but also makes sense from an economic viewpoint. It means equal access to resources, as well as empowerment and visibility of …