Call for signatures: stop all forms of gender-based violence

Manifesto on the EU initiative on gender-based violence

A manifesto for an inclusive and comprehensive EU gender-based violence policy for all

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, 8 March, and the expected publication of a draft EU law to address violence against women and domestic violence, 12 major international and European networks and organisations have adopted a manifesto for a truly inclusive EU law and policy.

Together we call on the European Union to adopt a forward-thinking and truly inclusive approach to gender-based violence – that leaves no one behind and strives to achieve real change in the lives of all people, without discrimination. To meaningfully address gender-based violence in the European Union, we must promote inclusion, safety, protection, well-being and effective remedies for those most at risk. We urge everyone who will be involved in this effort to take an inclusive and intersectional feminist approach.

Read the full manifesto here.

All civil society organisations and Members of European Parliament are invited to join us – sign up to the manifesto here.

As of 16 February, the manifesto has been signed by:

Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, European Federation of Organisations working with Homeless People (FEANTSA), European Network Against Racism (ENAR), The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe), European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance  (ESWA), Equinox Initiative for Racial Justice (Equinox), Fair Trials, International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN), La Strada International, PICUM- Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, TGEU – Transgender Europe.