EURACTIV PR

An easy way of publishing your relevant EU press releases.

End violence against women! GUE/NGL supports 'One Billion Rising'

Date

14 Feb 2013

Sections

EU Priorities 2020
Euro & Finance

GUE/NGL MEPs have come out in support of the 'One Billion Rising' movement, a global initiative that aims to get one billion people to demand an end to all forms of violence against women and girls.

Today, as part of the global campaign, flash mob-style dance protests are taking place the world over.

"One in three women in the world will be raped or beaten during her lifetime. That's a total of more than 1 billion women. By participating in One Billion Rising we as MEPs express our solidarity with the victims," commented GUE/NGL MEP Kartika Liotard, a member of the EP's Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee. "The campaign also calls on national and European policymakers to play a role in preventing all forms of violence against women and girls, as well as forms of violence such as smuggling and circumcision of girls."

On 29 January GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer and MEPs Mikael Gustafsson (Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee Chair), Kartika Liotard, Martina AndersonMarisa Matias and Alda Sousa all took part in a special MEP One Billion Rising dance in the European Parliament as part of the lead up to today's main event.

Watch the One Billion Rising Flashmob at the European Parliament:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-rAFkQVyFo

GUE/NGL Press Contacts:

Emily Macintosh +32 470 85 05 08

Gay Kavanagh +32 473 84 23 20

European United Left / Nordic Green Left
European Parliamentary Group

 

Jobs

Hydrogen Europe
Senior Policy Advisor
Hydrogen Europe
Membership Manager
ENSIE - European Network of Social Integration Enterprises
Senior Project officer – Bilingual EN/FR
American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
Administrative and Finance Assistant
WCOOMD - World Customs Organisation
Project Assistant
garagErasmus Foundation
Communications Assistant Intern
European Microfinance Network
Project & Administrative Assistant