Action plan to combat violence against women during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond - Position Paper
Violence against women has worryingly increased during the lockdown measures due to Covid-19. According to the WHO, emergency services across Europe have recorded a rise of up to 60% in calls from victims of domestic violence during confinement. Renew Europe says enough! Today, the Renew Europe Group is launching its 10-points action plan to combat violence against women during the pandemic and during the recovery that lies ahead. The plan includes a call for the development of a new “EU Protocol on Violence against Women in Times of Crisis and Emergency”, as well as outlining the key areas for action and essential protection services for victims which must be ensured and improved, including how to help raise awareness of gender-based violence. You can find the whole action plan here.