‘We Run a Hotline for Male Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence’

AVI MOR AND MALKA GENACHOWSKI ON 4/28/21 AT 10:34 AM EDT We run a hotline for domestic violence, but it’s unique in one important way: it’s staffed by men and is aimed exclusively at men, including male victims of domestic violence, and men who fear they might be—or know themselves to be—violent abusers. Here’s why. For decades, […]

WIZO’s pioneering work in preventing domestic violence 

This Newsweek article (full text below) tells the story of WIZO Israel’s Violent Men’s Hotline, the only one in Israel and one of a few in the world, offering guidance and counselling to thousands of men caught in the cycle of domestic violence, preventing untold suffering to women, children and families. The article was written by Avi […]

The Istanbul Convention Saves Women’s Lives

At a time when Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Girls,  and Poland has announced that it intends to do the same, the European Women’s Lobby publishes a report marking the 10th anniversary of the convention. The conclusion of the report is clear: The Istanbul Convention […]

EWL condenms Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

 European Women’s Lobby Brussels, Belgium 22 March 2021     Subject: The EWL condemns the President’s Executive order of Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention Your Excellency High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, Your Excellency Portuguese Foreign Minister We are writing to you concerning today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council, in which […]

Response of the Greek League for Women’s Rights to the EU Commission’s public consultation on its initiative «Combating gender-based violence – protecting victims and punishing offenders»

Athens, 12 January 2021 The Greek League for Women’s Rights (GLWR), the first exclusively feminist organisation in Greece, established in 1920, and having always among its priorities the elimination of all forms of violence against women, welcomes the European Commission’s initiative for a proposal of a directive on gender-based violence, and especially domestic violence. In […]

#MeToo in Greece

Sofia Bekatorou driving a new #MeToo movement in Greece and challenging deeply ingrained social norms in this country  I am very happy to announce that a new day has come for Greece and women’s human rights. We now have in Greece the #MeToo Movement. A Greek Olympic sailing champion, Sofia Bekatorou, has accused a top […]

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women. COVID-19: Women front and […]