Parliamentary Assembly session : 23 – 27 September 2002 

Prevention and legislation to fight violence in the home

[27 SEP 2002] ''Domestic violence is a worldwide scourge and the first cause of death in women from 16 to 44 years of age'', Luxembourg MP Lydie Err told the Assembly today, calling on it to ''invest in prevention rather than treating the damage caused by violence in the home''. She argued that prevention and repression should go hand in hand and proposed a public awareness campaign with media backing.