The Commission promises actions against violence
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Theparliament.com is reporting that Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, has responded to an oral question by the chair of the women's rights and gender equality (FEMM) committee Mikael Gustafsson about violence against women. Reding said that violence against women and girls is "a brutal manifestation of gender inequality" and is a "violation of human rights".
Many MEPs are supporting the 'One Billion Rising' campaign' advocating non-violence against women and girls and the elimination of violence against women and girls will also be the priority theme at the 57th session of the UN commission on the status of women in March.