Link to access the videos of the OECD Conference on Ending Violence Against Women, which took place in Paris on 5-6 February 2020. Participants discussed how to prevent, address, and eradicate violence against women.
Violence against women remains a global pandemic. Worldwide, more than one out of three women have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. OECD Ministers increasingly recognize that violence against women is a crisis in their countries. The OECD Gender Equality Questionnaire illustrated that governments prioritise this issue as a crucial front in the battle for gender equality: 21 of the 37 governments adhering to the OECD Gender Recommendation listed violence against women as one of the three most urgent gender equality issues in their country. And the OECD Public Governance Committee has called on the OECD to support countries in providing an integrated, cross-Ministerial and state-wide response towards violence against women through its Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and Action Plan.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.