[Brussels, 19 June 2014] As we announced previously, the World Future Council has made its first selection for the “Future Policy Award 2014”, celebrating Innovative Policy Solutions for Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
NGOs, international organisations and experts around the world were invited to nominate best policies on ending violence against women and girls. Among the 25 nominations for policies and laws at international, regional, national and local levels, several are coming from the European region as the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), the Belgian National Action Plan to Combat Intimate Partner Violence and Other Forms of Domestic Violence (nominated for its provisions on FGM/C), the Bulgarian Law on Protection against Domestic Violence, the Organic Act 1/2004 of 28 December on Integrated Protection Measures against Gender Violence, from Spain; the Swedish Act Prohibiting the Purchase of Sex; and the UK Crown Prosecution Service Violence Against Women Strategy and Action Plans.
The final results will be announced in October 2014 and the award ceremony will be held at the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 131st Assembly in Geneva.
More information on the World Future Council Webpage