Final approval of the EU directive on violence against women!

Today, the Council of the EU officially adopted the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence.
We applaud the fact that the Directive recognizes several forms of violence, require Member States to do more in preventing rape and support women survivors of violence, as well as accessing to this essential medical care for women survivors of sexual violence.
We nevertheless deeply regret that some Member States managed to derail the unprecedented opportunity to criminalise rape with a consent-based definition at the EU level and the fact that EU lawmakers yet again silenced women impacted by EU migration policies.
EL*C has worked with several human rights and feminist organisations on this directive and will continue collaborating with them. Find here below our join statement with Women Against Violence Europe as well as the statement signed with 12 other human rights NGO.
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