EWL Observatory on Violence against Women

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory on Violence against Women is a unique structure in Europe which brings together a dynamic group of women from 33 countries in Europe (professionals, women’s rights defenders, front-line NGOs activists, etc.) with outstanding experience and expertise in different forms of male violence against women. This structure was established in 1997 to enable share of knowledge and information; bridging with regional initiatives; developing common tools; stimulating the reflection and mobilising members. The EWL Observatory’s main objectives are to identify critical and emerging issues in order to feed the policy work of the EWL to advocate for improved policies and service provision for prevention and support of women victims of male violence. It raises visibility of the phenomenon of male violence against women and monitors the commitments at local, regional, national and European level regarding violence against women, highlighting advances and set-backs, as well as providing relevant data. The EWL Observatory on violence against women comprises now 33 experts (one from the 28 Member States and from 5 accession/neighbouring countries), nominated by EWL national coordinations.

The EWL Observatory work on violence against women is in line with the EWL Charter of Principles adopted in 2007, reiterated in EWL 2016 factsheet on violence against women, and aligned with the EWL Position paper “Towards a Europe Free from All Forms of Male Violence against Women” adopted in 2010.

  • EWL Observatory on Violence against Women

    EWL Observatory on Violence against Women

    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory on Violence against Women is a unique structure in Europe which brings together a dynamic group of women from 33 countries in Europe (professionals, women’s rights defenders, front-line NGOs activists, etc.) with outstanding experience and expertise in different forms of male violence against women. This structure was established in 1997 to enable share of knowledge and information; bridging with regional initiatives; developing common tools; (...) Read more

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