Login | Register

Tuesday 17th of July 2018


International Symposium 'Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Europe: Advancing Strategies to End Violence against Women and Girls'



Tuesday 20th of February 2018


According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) one in three women has experienced violence since the age of 15. Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is linked to structural inequalities between genders in many aspects of life, representing their most terrible expression. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) 2017 Gender Equality Index showed that progress comes at a very slow pace in this matter. The overall EU’s score on gender equality is now 66.2 out of 100 (just four points higher than ten years ago), but levels of inequality differ widely across Member States.

This International Symposium will provide a timely opportunity to analyse the available instruments and the existing challenges in shaping a truly comprehensive and holistic strategy for tackling gender-based violence in the EU. It will also support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking and topical debate with local and regional practitioners and policy makers at EU level.

Delegates will:

- Examine the current legislative framework for tackling gender-based violence and discuss the consequences of EU accession to the Convention of Istanbul

- Evaluate concrete actions carried out by the EU institutions to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls and reduce gender inequalities

-  Understand emerging forms of online gender-based violence and abuse

- Discover sustainable solutions, preventative measures and methods for successful public engagement and awareness raising

-  Discuss methods to successfully target offenders and securing prosecution

- Share ideas on holistic strategies for empowering and protecting victims of gender-based violence in social and public spaces

- Explore examples of best practice and models of intervention to protect women with specific vulnerabilities

For more information, click here. To register for the Symposium, click here




Public Policy Exchange Ltd (Networks and platforms)


Gender, Prevention, Programs, Violence


Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210, Brussels

More information

Public Policy Exchange Ltd, 253 Grays Inn Road
WC1X 8QT, London, United Kingdom
Telephone:+44 (0)20 3137 8630
Fax:+44 (0) 20 3137 1459


Bookmark and Share
  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

    All rights reserved

  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org