According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) one in three women has experienced violence since the age of 15. Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is linked to structural inequalities between genders in many aspects of life, representing their most terrible expression. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) 2017 Gender Equality Index showed that progress comes at a very slow pace in this matter. The overall EU’s score on gender equality is now out of 100 (just four points higher than ten years ago), but levels of inequality differ widely across Member States.
This International Symposium will provide a timely opportunity to analyse the available instruments and the existing challenges in shaping a truly comprehensive and holistic strategy for tackling gender-based violence in the EU. It will also support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking and topical debate with local and regional practitioners and policy makers at EU level.
20 Feb 2018 @ 10:00 am
20 Feb 2018 @ 04:30 pm
Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Boulevard Avenue 17