[Brussels, 10 May 2022] The European Women’s Lobby releases its analysis of the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence: a first step towards a Europe free of male violence against women and girls.
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) generally welcomed the Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence earlier this year.
Following the general acknowledgement that the Directive is indeed a historic landmark, EWL sees room for improvement in three key areas and follows up on these points in its analysis:
- Seeking the inclusion of VAWG in the list of Eurocrimes as underlined in a recent appeal by the EWL and the European Parliament;
- Ensuring that all forms of violence are legislated upon;
- Tackling sexual exploitation of women and adopting the Equality Model.
To complement the analysis, EWL recently published a glossary on forms of violence against women and girls and recommendations for the four pillars of the Istanbul Convention.
You can find more details in the full EWL Analysis here below: