Violence against women is a human rights violation that occurs on a large scale with many harmful consequences for the victim - and for society as well.
Violence against women
Everything was locked down
Interviews with five Dutch women who as young girls had to work in sewing ateliers, laundries and ironing rooms of the congregation The Good Shepherd.Read more
Genderbased violence and gender backlash. A package deal?
Progress made with Istanbul Convention and #Metoo seems to reflect that efforts to address gender based violence always touch upon strong personal feelings.Read more
Which Violence Matters?
Perceptions of intimate partner violence among people in The Netherlands.Read more
Symposium Gender based violence and human rights
During the Gender based violence and human rights symposium on 8 December 2017 (inter)national experts critically reflected on developments in international regulation of gender based violence.Read more
Brussels seizes the #MeToo Momentum
The #MeToo discussion, which has dominated public debate worldwide over the past weeks, has also penetrated the EU bubble.Read more
8 december: symposium Gender based violence and human rights
On 8 December 2017 a symposium will be held on gender-based violence and human rights.Read more
Lecture Gender Based Violence
From a socio-legal perspective this lecture for the Conference Interpersonal Violence Interventions – Social and Cultural Perspectives (University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 14th-16th June 2017) explores how the two instruments recognize the gendered nature of VAW and what the implications are for the obligations that rest upon the state to provide protection de facto.Read more
Violence Against Women; Facts and Figures
Some notable results for the Netherlands: 45% of all women had experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives, almost three-quarters (73%) had been sexually harassed, one in ten women had been raped at some point in their lives.Read more