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.
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)