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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

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  1. Brussels Declaration :Towards a Coherent, Effective, and Global European Policy to Combat Violence Against Women

New Brussels Declaration on Violence Against Women

 

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new Brussels Declaration on Violence Against Women was adopted by participants at a special Summit of EU Women Ministers in Brussels on the 25th of November 2010.

The new Brussels Declaration is titled "Towards a Coherent, Effective and Global European Strategy to Combat Violence against Women."  In it, the Ministers welcome the inclusion of violence against women as one of the five priorities of the European Commission's Strategy on gender equality.  

A copy of the declaration can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Brussels declaration on VAW 

Ms. Mary White T.D. Minister of State for Equality, Integration and Human Rights attended the Summit of EU Women Ministers,. A copy of her press release can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Minister White press release