European Parliament Committees Call for Strategies to Combat VAW
Friday, November 20, 2009 8:50 AM

 20 November 2009

On 10 November 2009 the European Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality adopted a resolution for the elimination of violence against women. The resolution advocates for the European Union Council and Commission to create a legal framework and basis for eliminating violence against women.  

On 12 November, three different European Parliament committees passed a joint resolution on the Stockholm Programme (which includes Legal Affairs, Constitutional Affairs, and Civil Liberties). The resolution is an additional call for a Europe-wide strategy to combat violence against women, including measures to protect victims, prevent violence, and prosecute perpetrators.


Compiled from: The European Policy Action Center on Violence Against Women, “MEPs call for a European strategy to eradicate violence against women” (November 2009); European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, “Elimination of Violence against Women” (10 November 2009).