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  • EFOMW joins European Coalition to end violence against women and girls
  • EFOMW, together with the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls, has launched a factsheet in support of the EU signature and ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention.

    More than 25 European civil society networks have joined forces in this European Coalition to End violence against women and girls (VAWG) in light of the recent policy developments at EU level regarding violence against women.

    The European Coalition to end VAWG factsheet calls on different key EU decision makers to act in order to ensure that the EU signs and ratifies the Istanbul Convention  in 2017, in the most meaningful way and within the broadest scope of EU competence as possible.

    Read the factsheet here 

    Furthermore, the European Coalition to End VAWG has sent a letter to the European Commission with our demands regarding the proposal to mark 2017 as year of focused actions against violence against women, which will be announced on 25 November this year. In this regard, the European Coalition calls the Commission to ensure that this initiative is part of a broad and comprehensive Strategy to end all forms of violence against women.

    Read the letter here 

    European Coalition to End Violence against women:

    • AGE Platform Europe;
    • Amnesty International;
    • BPW-Europe Business and Professional Women;
    • COFACE –Confederation of Family organisations in the European Union;
    • End FGM- European Network;
    • European Disability Forum (EDF);
    • European Forum of Muslim women (EFOMW);
    • European Network against Racism (ENAR);
    • European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW);
    • European Network on Religion and Belief (ENORB);
    • European Roma Information Office (ERIO);
    • European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC);
    • European Women’s Lobby (EWL);
    • European YWCA;
    • European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA);
    • International Alliance for Women (IAW);
    • International Planned Parenthood Federation- European Region
    • ILGA-Europe - The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association;
    • Mental Health Europe (MHE);
    • Men Engage Alliance;
    • PICUM - the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants;
    • Social Platform;
    • Transgender Europe –TGEU;
    • WAVE Network -WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE EUROPE-;
    • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

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