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News article4 December 2020Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

New factsheet: EU action to combat violence against women

Violence against women and girls is a widespread and devastating human rights violation that takes place across the globe. The World Health Organisation estimates that one third of women and girls worldwide experience violence at some point in their live.

As stated in the Gender Equality Strategy, the European Commission will facilitate the development of a new framework for cooperation with online platforms to tackle online violence against women, propose a recommendation on the prevention of harmful practices, and launch an EU network on the prevention of gender-based violence and domestic violence.

23 NOVEMBER 2020
Factsheet - EU action to combat violence against women
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Publication date
4 December 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation