Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

The EU signs Council of Europe Istanbul Convention!

The European Union signed today, 13 June 2017, Council of Europe (Istanbul Convention) on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. Ambassador Joseph Filletti, Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe, on behalf of the Presidency-in-office of the Council of the EU, and Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality signed the convention on behalf of the European Union, in the presence of Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.

WHOSEVA Project - Supporting Elderly Female Victims of Abuse

EU Project – “WHOSEFVA – Working with Healthcare Organizations to Support Elderly Female Victims of Abuse” (2017-2018)


Elder abuse is a worldwide concern that touches on human rights, gender equality, domestic violence and population ageing. The feminization of aging and its consequences is troubling, particularly given that older women as a group experience unique and compounding disadvantages. Older women face triple jeopardy in that they are part of three different marginalized groups: they are elderly, abused, and female.[1] Gender discrimination across the lifespan therefore has a cumulative effective, and neglect, abuse and violence across the lifespan results in a high lifetime rate of suffering from abuse for older women.[2]

Announcing the Peace Day Protest and Meme Contest

Violence against women is systematic and has deep roots within our society. 1 in 3  women in the EU has experienced some form of physical and/or sexual assault since the age of 15, translating into 62 million women throughout the EU. However, governments are still not providing the funds to ensure that there are enough spaces and/or shelters for women and their children. An estimated 47,000 of recommended shelter places are still missing in Europe.