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This European added value assessment (EAVA) supports the European Parliament's legislative-initiative report on a 'Proposal for a Council decision to identify gender-based violence as a new area of crime listed in Article 83(1) TFEU', 2021/2035(INL). The assessment reviews the significant harm generated by gender-based violence in the EU and presents evidence supporting the classification of gender-based violence as a particularly serious crime with a cross-border dimension. Through improving prevention ...

On the International Women’s Day, let us recall the context in which the current event is taking place. Just about a year ago, the World Health Organisation proclaimed the COVID 19 as the global pandemics. In the scope of several weeks, it has affected all the countries in the world and persists until this day, in spite of the existence of vaccines. Hence, further societal developments are uncertain and more changes within it are to be expected. In the sections below, the Policy Department tries ...

In the midst of the current pandemic, adopting a gender perspective may seem a secondary concern. However, pandemics are known to affect women and men differently, making it essential to recognise these differences in order to understand the impacts on individuals and communities and to respond effectively and equitably. There is already clear evidence that the ongoing health, social and economic crisis is having gendered impacts. Disaggregated data show that sex and gender are playing a role in ...

This briefing forms part of an EPRS series offering syntheses of the pre-legislative state of play and consultation on key European Commission priorities during the current five-year term. It summarises the state of affairs in the relevant policy field, examines how existing policy is working on the ground, and, where possible, identifies best practice and ideas for the future on the part of governmental organisations at all levels of European system of multi-level governance. EPRS analysis of the ...

La convention du Conseil de l’Europe sur la prévention et la lutte contre la violence à l’égard des femmes et la violence domestique (convention d’Istanbul) est le premier instrument en Europe à établir des normes contraignantes visant spécifiquement à prévenir les violences fondées sur le genre, à protéger les victimes de violences et à sanctionner les auteurs. À la suite de la signature de la convention par l’Union européenne en juin 2017, l’approbation du Parlement européen est requise pour l’ ...

La violence envers les femmes est à la fois une atteinte aux droits humains et une forme de discrimination sexuelle. Résultant des inégalités entre les femmes et les hommes, elle se manifeste sous des formes multiples. Les estimations de son ampleur sont alarmantes. Elle a de lourdes répercussions sur les victimes et entraîne des coûts importants pour la société. Les Nations unies et le Conseil de l’Europe ont mis en place des instruments qui sont des références fondamentales en matière de lutte ...

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. It aims to understand the implementation of the Convention, its added value, arguments against the ratification of the Convention, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women (VAW) and domestic violence (DV). The 27 EU Member States are included in the study, together with Turkey, which offers a comparator of the impact ...

This study commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee, maps out the challenges the European Union faces in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights and the prevention of gender based violence in its external action, especially in providing aid to developing countries against the backdrop of US Global Gag Rules.

Cette étude, commandée par le département politique pour les droits des citoyens et les affaires constitutionnelles du Parlement européen à la demande de la commission FEMM, examine s’il existe une criminalisation de la violence psychologique à l’égard des femmes dans certains États membres de l’Union sélectionnés, les modalités de collecte des données concernant cette forme particulière de violence à caractère sexiste et l’incidence éventuelle sur les droits de garde et de visite des auteurs.

This briefing was requested by the FEMM Committee for an Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting to be held on 5 March 2020 in connection with International Women's Day on 8 March 2020. This thematic briefing concentrates on women and the economy, violence against women, women and climate change, and the backlash against women's rights and gender equality.