“Violence against women is a human rights violation and has no place in our society. I want to encourage bystanders to act and say no. Young people have a crucial role in shifting social norms.” (Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality)

This is why the European Commission launched a video competition this year as part of the NO.NON.NEIN. campaign to combat violence against women. Young professionals and students were invited to submit a pitch for an awareness-raising video targeting bystanders of violence and the Commission received 62 excellent applications. We are proud to present the winning video concept “The three wise monkeys” submitted by Agnes Mastikian and Thibault Ludwig from Ogilvy CommonHealth France. The video was produced by the European Commission in collaboration with the two developers.

Conference announced: NON.NO.NEIN. Ending Violence Against Women - taking stock and next steps

Vera Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, put combating gender-based violence high on the agenda through a ‘year of focused actions’. As that year comes to a close, it is time to look at what has been achieved, learn from good practices at grassroots and national level, and discuss the path ahead. To this end, the European Commission is hosting a high-level conference for representatives from Member States and international organisations, together with civil society actors and activists. The conference will take place on 4 December 2018 in Brussels.

Please note: the event is open to invited participants only. More information will be shared here soon.

Violence against women is happening across the EU. This is a brutal form of discrimination and a violation of women’s fundamental rights. The NON.NO.NEIN. campaign (see #SayNoStopVAW) aims to share information and showcase success stories about the important work that is being done in this field across the EU. More than an awareness-raising campaign, this initiative will support, engage and connect all stakeholders in combatting this problem.

Some examples of the EU-funded projects that are working to end violence against women can be seen here.