To successfully eliminate the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and safeguard girls and women at risk in the European Union, protection and prosecution need to be combined with prevention. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in its research highlights that strategies preventing FGM in the EU are effective. Their success however depends on cooperation between governments and the communities involved [read the full press release].
In 2015 we will deliver an updated Gender Equality Index, a Gender Mainstreaming platform, new reports on the Beijing Platform for Action, in depth work on gender-based violence, a gender statistics database and much more.
The estimated cost of Violence against Women is alarmingly high. Direct and indirect costs of violence against women and intimate partner violence affect the victim, their immediate family, society and economy to the extent of slowing down their normal functioning.