The conference "Eradicating domestic violence", will be held on Friday, 21 September 2012, from 9:30 to 13:00, at the EESC premises (rue Belliard 99 - 1040 Brussels, meeting room: JDE 62).

The EESC already issued an opinion on Domestic violence against women in 2006, highlighting civil society's concern about this matter. As this problem persists, also the recommendations set out at that time continue to hold true.

In its capacity as representative of organised civil society, and being aware that gender-based violence - including domestic violence - is a matter which concerns us all, the EESC reaffirms its commitment to combat this scourge in every way possible.

This is why it decided to joint forces with key institutions and organisations, by issuing a second opinion and proposing them a new conference to scrutinise together the needed action ahead. The conference will take place on 21 September 2012 – the International Day of Peace.

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Participation is free of charge, but the Committee cannot reimburse transport or any other expenses.