News02 2018 EWL

EU coalition to end Violence Against Women and Girls: Updated factsheet available

The European Coalition to end violence against women and girls has launched a factsheet in support of the EU’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention.

More than 25 European civil society networks (included COFACE Families Europe) have joined forces in this European Coalition to End violence against women and girls (VAWG), convened by the European Women’s Lobby, in light of the recent policy developments at EU level regarding violence against women.

The European Coalition to end VAWG factsheet calls on different key EU decision makers to act in order to ensure that the EU concludes (ratify) the Istanbul Convention in 2017, in the most meaningful way and within the broadest scope of EU competence as possible.

We believe that the implementation of the Istanbul Convention will have a real impact on women’s lives in Europe who deserve to live a life free from all forms of violence! We expect A real commitment.

Read our factsheet “EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention: A vital opportunity to end violence against women and girls” calling for EU’s ratification.

Sign the “Rise up against violence!” petition calling calling to make Europe a safe space for women and girls, which has been already signed by almost 110.000 citizens.

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