On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we’ll hear from world leaders and corporations espousing the virtues of equality through flashy campaigns and carefully worded messaging calling for “safety”, “protection” and “freedom”.

These slogans continue to reverberate every 25 November and obviously do not stop the staggering number of women who experience violence in Europe. One in three women in the EU has experienced physical and/or sexual violence and cases of feminicide continue to rise, with 788 women murdered in 2020 by a family member or intimate partner in 17 EU Member States.

But these are not the only types of violence women in the EU suffer.


Keep reading the op-ed by MEPs Maria Eugenia Palop and Malin Björk on EuObserver


“We fight and we will keep fighting for the rights and safety of women and girls”



Denying access to safe and legal abortion is a form of violence against women


Left MEP Malin Björk #25november #eliminationofviolenceagainstwomen #25thnovember #abortionrights #abortionisahumanright #viralll #fypppp #fyyyyy #mybodymychoice

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