Five steps to increase women’s safety

[10/07/2013 15:00]  In an opinion editorial published today by New Europe, the Commissioner warns that violence against women is one of the most widespread and serious human rights violations occurring every day in Europe. "Only in the last three weeks more than five women have been killed in different countries, including Austria, Italy, Spain and Ukraine. These murders are only the tip of a much larger iceberg of thousands of cases happening all over the world. If one includes non-lethal violence against women in the tally, it becomes clear that change is urgent." He further draws the attention of Member States to five key areas where gender sensitive measures should be reinforced. (Read the article)