EU effort to combat violence against women (03/11/2015)

As part of a global effort by the European Union to address violence against children and women, Head of Delegation, Lars Faaborg-Andersen hosted three leading Israeli women decision makers involved in combatting violence against women and gender discrimination.

As part of a global effort by the European Union to address violence against children and women, Head of Delegation, Lars Faaborg-Andersen hosted an event at his Residence on October 29. His guests were three leading Israeli women decision makers involved in combatting violence against women and gender discrimination: MK Aida Touma-Sliman, Chair of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality: Vered Swid, Director General, Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women and MK Michal Rozin (Meretz).

Each spoke about her particular experiences, frustrations and achievements in the field with all three agreeing that the existing legislation needed to be backed up by additional funding, education and awareness raising. In his remarks, Head of Delegation noted that the EU has decided to redouble its efforts to work on all causes of gender inequality in a revised Plan of Action for the years 2016-2020. This would include support to partner countries to establish a more enabling environment for the fulfilment of girls’ and women’s rights and to achieve real and tangible improvements on gender equality.