While gender-based violence (GBV) has garnered more attention from policymakers in recent years and has become a top gender equality priority for OECD members, significant challenges remain in all countries.

This flagship report on ending this complex issue is a joint work between the Governance Directorate, the Economic, Social and Labour Affairs Directorate and the Development Centre of the OECD.

This report builds evidence on OECD country practices on policy frameworks, legislation, services, culture and access to justice to create a comprehensive framework with a series of recommendations to help OECD countries tackle GBV.

The event is opened by OECD’s Deputy Secretary General Ulrik Knudsen, who is also the Gender & Diversity Champion of the Organisation. This is followed by a presentation of the report and a high-level panel, consisting of representatives of countries and organisations who are invited to discuss the key issues, trends and promising practices to combat GBV.

EIGE’s Director Carlien Scheele is participating in this high-level panel discussion and presenting EIGE's most recent research and findings on the topic.


14:00 – 14:10: Welcoming Remarks by Ulrik Vestergaad Knudsen, OECD Deputy Secretary-General 

14:10 – 14:20: Keynote Speech by Elena Bonetti, Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities, Italy 

14:20 – 14:35: Presentation of the OECD GBV Report by Elsa Pilichowski, OECD Public Governance Director  

14:35 – 15:15: Interactive Panel Discussion

15:15 – 15:30: Q&A session