The European Commission takes steps to combat gender-based violence

UCERF research at the basis of new directive


On International Women’s day (March 8th), the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence. For drafting this proposal the Commission drew, among other sources, from the study that examines the criminal legislation of 31 European states on gender-based violence against women (GBVAW) including ICT-facilitated violence, co-authored by UCERF-researcher Lorena Sosa.

The objective of the proposal is to ensure that all EU Member States have the necessary minimum rules in place to effectively combat violence against women and domestic violence.

For more information on the EU policy on gender-based violence, see:

Ending gender-based violence