Briefing 
 

Sexual harassment and abuse in the EU 

Following the Hollywood scandal of systemic sexual harassment in the film industry and the worldwide #MeToo campaign of women speaking out about the abuse that they have faced, MEPs will discuss sexual harassment in the EU on Tuesday evening.

Members will quiz the Commission on what the EU is doing to prevent sexual violence and support victims.


Parliament’s Women’s Rights committee held a hearing in June 2017 on “Measures to prevent and combat mobbing and sexual harassment in the workplace, in public spaces, and political life in the EU".


The outcome of the hearing will feed into a non-legislative resolution to be tabled in plenary before the end of the term.


MEPs might seize the opportunity to urge all member states to swiftly ratify and implement the Istanbul Convention.


Procedure:  Commission statement (without resolution)

Debate:  Tuesday, 24 October


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