Prepared by OII Europe (May 2022) – updated Oct. 17 2022
From the Introduction:
We highly welcome the Commission’s proposal, as it addresses the widespread inequity still prevalent in our societies of which gender-based and domestic violence and the specific vulnerability of women and sex and gender minorities are one of the most horrifying aspects. This proposal has the strong potential to set a new standard of protection against some forms of gender-based violence and we applaud the Commission for this initiative.
We are, however, concerned about the fact the proposal seems to be not fully inclusive of all forms of gender-based violence, including violence against all LGBTIQ persons, who are among the most vulnerable parts of the population in regard to being victims of gender-based and domestic violence, as the 2019 FRA LGBTI survey showed.
Given the limited scope of the proposal on violence against women and domestic violence, we would encourage to expand the list of intersectional experiences under consideration, to include women and girls in all their diversity, including LBTIQ women more comprehensively.
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Please also see the posting On the proposal for a Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence