EU delegations to Eastern partner countries join the action ‘Orange the world: end violence against women now!’

EU delegations to Eastern partner countries join the action ‘Orange the world: end violence against women now!’

November 25, 2021

The European Union Delegations to Eastern partnership countries today joined the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women accompanied by the campaign ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’, calling for an end to violence against women.

“Violence against women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation”, sayd EU High Representative, Josep Borrell, in his statement ahead of 25 November. He added that domestic violence had been a ‘shadow pandemic’ already before COVID-19 broke out, and during the pandemic, cases of domestic violence have increased.

Borrell also paid attention to the fact that gender-based cyber violence is spreading fast: A relatively new phenomenon is experienced by all women, though women visible in public life, such as journalists and politicians, experience gender-based cyber violence disproportionately often, which can affect democratic decision-making: they do not dare express political opinions due to fear of online targeting.

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Press release

Statement by the EU Delegation to Ukraine

Statement by the EU Delegation to Georgia

Facebook post by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan

Facebook post by the EU Delegation to Armenia



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