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Ending violence against women and girls with disabilities in the European Union

16.02.2021 / Created by (EMWF)

FEPH – Webinar on « Ending violence against women and girls with disabilities in the European Union » – 2020

Summary

On November 24th and on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020 together with Inclusion Europe, we held a webinar titled  ”Ending violence against women and girls with disabilities in the European Union”. During this webinar we discussed with EU actors and partners, including EU institutions, agencies and women’s organisations how to work together to end violence against women and girls with disabilities.

Women and girls with disabilities constitute 16% of the total population of women in the European Union, and 60% of the overall population of 100 million persons with disabilities. This corresponds to an estimated 60 million of women and girls with disabilities (equivalent to the total population of Italy). Even before COVID-19, women and girls faced multiple forms of violence. Data show that, on average, they are 2 to 5 times more likely to face violence than other women and girls. In the EU, 34% of women with a health problem or a disability have experienced physical or sexual violence by a partner in their lifetime. Violence may include domestic and gender-based violence, institutional violence, forced sterilisation, contraception and abortion, and harassment, including sexual harassment.

Despites being more at risks of becoming victims of violence, women and girls with disabilities received limited support due to lack of awareness, accessibility, and reasonable accommodation. They also face barriers in accessing justice. Several policies of the European Commission have the potential to combat and end violence against women and girls with disabilities, in particular the Gender Equality Strategy and Strategy for Victims’ Rights adopted earlier this year, and the EU Disability Strategy to be adopted in 2021.

Watching the webinar “Ending violence against women and girls with disabilities in the European Union”, organised the 24th of November  2021 by the European Forum of Disabled People

 Read the presentation of Claire DESAINT, copresidente of the FDFA, in English and in French.

Infos

  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Forum Européen des Personnes Handicapées
  • Publishing house : Forum Européen des Personnes Handicapées
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 17
  • Language : English

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