Violence against women: Exploring legal avenues at EU level
15 November 2023 | 15:00
European Parliament – Brussels
Spinelli 1G2 Manolis Glezos
In the EU one in three women, around 62 million women, experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. One in every two women experiences sexual harassment. While a lot has been done at EU level to address violence against women, it is clear there is still a long way to go. This feminist event brings together politicians, civil society and members of the legal profession to ask: are we doing enough to tackle violence against women and do the latest legal developments adequately prevent harm, protect women and girls and help survivors to heal?
15:00 Welcome address and introductory remarks
María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, MEP, Vice-chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and member of EMPL and AGRI.
15:20 – Shedding light on the newly regulated forms of violence against women
- Teresa Peramato: Specialised Prosecutor of the Delegated Chamber for Violence against Women.
- Asha Allen: Advocacy Director, Online Expression & Civic Space at Centre for Democracy and Technology.
- Andrea Salvoni: Acting Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at OSCE.
Chair: Sandra Pereira, MEP (Portuguese Communist Party), coordinator of FEMM, and member of EMPL, AI, AGRI and ITRE.
17:00 – Adopting an integral approach in addressing violence against women
Zsuzsanna Felkai Janssen: Team Leader of the Trafficking in Human Beings team in the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Office.
Susana Pavlou: Director of Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies.
Gloria Poyatos: Specialised Judge in the Social Chamber of the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands.
Chair: Elena Kontoura, MEP (Syriza, Greece – Coalition of the Radical Left), member of FEMM, ITRE and TRAN coordinator.
18:25-18:30: Closing remarks
María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, MEP, Vice-chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM