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Ending Gender-Based Violence in Europe Implementing Strategies for Protection and Prevention

Woensdag 29 maart 2017 10:00-16:30 | Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre - Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Brussels
Ending Gender-Based Violence in Europe Implementing Strategies for Protection and Prevention

This timely International Symposium will analyse the existing challenges in shaping a truly comprehensive strategy for tackling gender-based violence in the European Union. The Symposium will examine the role of organisations at the local, national and supranational level, in moving to eliminate all forms of domestic and gender-based violence. The Symposium will also support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking and topical debate with local and regional practitioners and policymakers at EU level.


09:15 Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:00 Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:10 Gender-Based Violence in Europe: Assessing the Current European Framework

  • Signing and Ratifying The Istanbul Convention: Legal Instruments to End Violence and Abuse
  • Implementation and Harmonization: Mutual Learning Between Member States
  • Outstanding Challenges: Issues of Data Collection and Monitoring
  • Emerging Risks, Solidifying Existing Progress and Ways Forward

10:40 First Round of Discussions
11.10 Morning Coffee Break
11:30 Understanding the Dynamics of Gender-Based Violence: Utilising Holistic Strategies for Prevention

  • The State of Play: Insights on Data and Latest Reports on Violence Against Women
  • Identifying Underlying Drivers of Gender-based Violence: Causes and Effects
  • Knowledge and Perceptions of Gender Based Violence: Protecting High Risk Groups
  • Links to Gender Equality: The Trade Union Perspective in Combating Gender-Based Violence

12:00 Second Round of Discussions
12.30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Protecting Victims and Targeting Perpetrators: Victim Centred Approaches

  • Assessing Programs for the Perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence
  • Protecting Children From Intimate-Partner Violence: The Devastating Effect of Domestic Abuse on Young People
  • Protecting Migrants and Refugees From Gender-Based Violence: Assistance From the Margins
  • Sharing Insights and Best Practice from Successful Partnership Projects

14.00 Third Round of Discussions
14:30 Afternoon Coffee Break
14:50 Ways Forward in 2017: Cross Border Collaboration and Future Potential

  • Assessing the Monetary Landscape: Daphne III and Civil Society Project Proposals
  • Analysing the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020: Ensuring Focused Action Within Widening Frameworks
  • Concrete Legal Action on Gender-Based Violence: The Potential For Achieving a New Directive
  • Tackling Gender Equality Through Education: The Sharing of Successful Projects and Campaigns

15.20 Fourth Round of Discussions
15:50 Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks
16.00 Networking Reception and Refreshments
16.30 Symposium Close

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