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2017: A Year of focused Actions to combat violence against women

Fundamental rights,Gender equality

Violence against Women and Girls is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. It is estimated that one in three women have experienced violence at some point in their lives. That is why, last year, on the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality launched the initiative to dedicate 2017 to combating violence against women.

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International women's day

Fundamental rights,Gender equality,Tackling discrimination

Tomorrow is International Women's Day! This is a good opportunity to promote respect for women's rights, encourage people to fight against discrimination and gender-based violence, and to fully engage both women and men in all aspects of life. Because this is such an important event, the European Commission is marking the occasion in a number of different ways.

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