Did you know? 50 women die each week in Europe from male domestic violence? Will Europe rise up in 2017? We are calling on the Council of Europe to ratify the Istanbul Convention to combat violence against women once and for all!
Women and girls across Europe want to live a life free from violence and fear. Act now to make sure that the European Union takes concrete action to protect all women and girls from violence and actively fights this pervasive human rights violation. We already have 61,084 signatures- join us today!
Why is this important?
The movement for women's rights across the globe is growing in strength and numbers every day as millions of people march and strike in our shared struggle for equality. We are using this unique momentum to turn the tide on the most appalling violation of women’s human rights: violence done by men to women, because they are women.
With our partners in a European coalition of civil society organisations, we are putting violence against women and girls back on the EU’s political agenda with a bang! We have launched a call to action, powered by the outrage and solidarity of thousands of us in every European country. Our demand? For EU leaders to take a stand for our human rights, and urgently ratify and implement the international convention to fight violence against women.
The Convention is a powerful binding tool to fight violence against women and girls. When applied everywhere in the EU it will strengthen and broaden the protection of victims of violence. It will give legal power, attention, and funding to efforts to stop and punish rape, beatings, exploitation and trafficking, harassment and stalking: the unacceptable everyday reality of millions of women across Europe. “Traditional family values” will no longer be an excuse not to fight domestic violence.