[Brussels, 14 February 2013] The first rise in Brussels took place at the European Commission ! Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Fatma ?ahin, Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies danced this afternoon with the European Women’s Lobby !
Today, the whole world is rising to say NO to violence against women. All around the world, thousands of events are organised to protest against this massive violation of human rights. One in three women will suffer physical violence during her lifetime, meaning one billion women in the world. Everyday in Europe 7 women die because of domestic violent attacks by their husbands or partners.
Before our big One Billion Rising flashmob in Brussels (17:30 - Place de la monnaie), the European Women’s Lobby danced at the European Commission with Stefan Füle, Commissioner in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Fatma Sahin, Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies. The Commissioner declared that the struggle against violence against women was fully part of external European Union policy.
You can watch a video of the flashmob here.
Cécile Gréboval, EWL Secretary General, with Stefan Füle and Fatma Sahin
Pierrette Pape, EWL Policy Officer, and Stefan Füle