• 24-NOV-2016

  • Strasbourg

45% of all women in Europe have suffered from violence - the EU must act now says S&D

Interview with MEP Marie Arena
45% of all women in Europe have suffered from violence - the EU must act now says S&D

S&D Euro MPs today secured a strong majority for a resolution calling on the EU to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women, otherwise known as ‘The Istanbul Convention’.

The resolution also calls on the EU to step up its actions on combatting violence against women through the adoption of an EU law. The aim would be to strengthen the European response in addition to classifying violence against women as a particularly serious crime within the EU treaties.