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Next week EU Agency for Fundamental rights presents world’s largest survey on violence against women

[Brussels, 28 February 2014] On March 5, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will present the findings from the world’s largest survey on violence against women at the high-level conference “Violence against women across the EU: Abuse at home, work, in public and online”. The event will take place at the Council of the European Union in Brussels.

The survey findings draw on face-to-face interviews with 42,000 women across the EU’s 28 Member States. Women were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, childhood victimisation, sexual harassment and stalking, including new media for abuse such as the internet.

Hosted by FRA and the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU, the conference will bring together decision makers and practitioners to discuss the findings and their importance for EU and national policy makers. About 250 representatives from EU institutions and bodies, international organisations, national governments and parliaments, national human rights bodies and civil society are expected to attend.

For those who cannot attend but would like to follow the proceedings, the entire half-day event will be streamed live.

For more information please consult the conference website, download here the whole programme or contact FRA at

A press briefing ahead of the official launch of the survey findings will take place on 4 March at 15h also at the Council. For further information, please contact

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