Violence against women and girls happens in all countries and at all levels of society. It is not a private matter but a Human Rights violation.
In the run up to the International Day for the Eliminiation of Violence agaist Women, November 25th, various initiatives are taken around the globe to create awareness on this worldwide problem.
By supporting the march: “Together for Women’s Safety” on Saturday, October 19th 2019, we show our solidarity with every woman and girl who has suffered violence. The march starts at 15.00 at University Square (Colțea Park) and goes to Victory Square.
The march is organised by the Prevention and Combating Violence against Women (VIF) Network, which comprises 25 non-governmental organizations involved in promoting women’s rights, protecting victims of gender-based violence and combating gender discrimination.
The Istanbul Convention requires state parties to implement comprehensive and coordinated policies against such violence. Victim’s rights should be placed at the center of all measures. The work of civil society should be encouraged and supported.
We stand by the VIF Network in strongly condemning all forms of violence against women and girls. We believe that every action against violence in every country brings us closer to a world in which all women and girls can excercise their rights freely and safely. Help and support services must be provided without discrimination and regardless of background or identity.
Change begins with each of us! Join the march on the 19th of October!
This common declaration is signed by the following Embassies and Representatives of International Institutions:
European Commission (delegation of the European Comission to Bucharest)