EU Adopts Daphne II Program to Combat Violence Against Women and Children
Thursday, May 6, 2004 2:50 PM

On April 21 2004, the European Parliament and Council approved the second phase of the Daphne programme to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at risk.  The program will continue through 31 December 2008.
With a budget of 50 million Euros, the program will fund prevention and advocacy activities in connection with the fight against violence against women and children, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking in women.  The program will also fund treatment programs for violence perpetrators.
For more information, see the text of the decision in L. 143, Volume  47, Official Journal of the European Union dated 30 April 2004 which is accessible here.