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Manifesto for Inclusive Gender-based Violence Law

Stop all forms of gender-based violence: a manifesto for an inclusive and comprehensive EU gender-based violence policy for all.

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, 8 March, and the expected publication of a draft European Union (EU) law to address violence against women and domestic violence, TGEU and 11 major international and European networks and organisations have adopted a manifesto for a truly inclusive EU law and policy.

Together, we call on the EU to adopt a forward-thinking and intersectional feminist approach to gender-based violence – that leaves no one behind and strives to achieve real change in the lives of all people, without discrimination. To meaningfully address gender-based violence in the EU, we must promote inclusion, safety, protection, well-being and effective remedies for those most at risk.

People facing marginalisation and intersectional discrimination – such as racialised women, women with disabilities, sex workers, those of lower socio-economic status, experiencing homelessness, with precarious or irregular migration status, as well as people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics including trans and non-binary people, are among the most at risk of gender-based violence and least protected and supported by existing efforts to prevent and tackle violence and other harm.

All civil society organisations and Members of the European Parliament are invited to join us – sign on to the manifesto here.

As of 16 February, the manifesto has been signed by:

  • Amnesty International
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • European Federation of Organisations working with Homeless People (FEANTSA)
  • European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
  • The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe)
  • European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance (ESWA)
  • Equinox Initiative for Racial Justice (Equinox)
  • Fair Trials
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN)
  • La Strada International
  • Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
  • Transgender Europe (TGEU)