gender violence

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Violence against Women in Europe – Quick Facts

Europe During their lives, 25.4% of women in the European region experience physical and/or sexual violence by intimate partners, and 5.2% experience sexual violence from people who are not their partner. WHO Between 40 and 50 percent of women in European Union countries experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment … Continue reading

They want us poor, silenced and straight

Spain’s government wants to impose a model of society, not only at the service of capital, but sexist and homophobic to boot, argues Esther Vivas The governing Popular Party (PP) is on a crusade – not only against fundamental rights such as health, education, housing, work, but also against sexual and reproductive freedoms. The PP … Continue reading

Let’s bang our fist on the table

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / AVANTE The Government has launched a campaign against domestic violence under the slogan ‘Defend yourself, bang a fist on the table.’ The campaign is sensitive and well made, broadcast on television, the radio and appearing on Facebook. The central message is that victims of violence should ‘bang a fist on the … Continue reading

Austerity is lethal for women

The economic crisis and policies of spending cuts and reductions in social services are undermining efforts to tackle gender violence in Europe and may be contributing to it. In Spain, 43 women have died at the hands of their partners or former partners so far in 2012, and 600 since official figures have been collected … Continue reading

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