About: sexual assault

Non-discrimination 05-02-2021

Sexism in politics: French MP called ‘fish lady’ and ‘crazy’ during debate

Far-left National Assembly MP Mathilde Panot (France Insoumise) was called "fish lady" and "crazy" by her male colleagues on Tuesday (2 February), in the latest episode of a long series of sexist attacks against women politicians in France. EURACTIV France reports.
Non-discrimination 14-10-2020

French feminist: Women need to ‘take back’ their place and feel safe in the streets

Though violence against women exploded around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, as did economic and social inequalities, the number of femicides has been on the rise since 2019. In an interview with EURACTIV France, feminist activist Marguerite Stern spoke about the position of women in French society.
Health 05-06-2018

Europe needs better sex ed to tackle violence against women

The #MeToo movement saw the scale of sexual harassment and assault in Europe thrust into the spotlight. Last October, thousands of women spoke out about sexual harassment within the European Institutions, and a petition for change gathering over 120,000 signatures was delivered to European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on International Women’s Day of this year.
Global Europe 01-08-2017

EU lauds new Tunisian law on gender-based violence

The European Union has praised a new and “ambitious” law against gender-based violence in Tunisia, which is a “crucial step towards absolute respect for human rights and equal opportunities”. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Tackling violence against women: A priority for the EU

One in three women in Europe has experienced gender-based violence in her lifetime. 75% of female professionals or managers have experienced sexual harassment. And one in ten women has experienced harassment or stalking online. Violence against women is still very common in Europe, write Věra Jourová and Helena Dalli.

Austrian police investigate Afghans over New Year’s Eve sexual assaults

Austrian police are investigating six Afghan refugees over sexual attacks on 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations in the western province of Tyrol, a police officer involved with the case said yesterday (9 January).
Elections 24-08-2011

Strauss-Kahn sexual assault charges dropped

A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn yesterday (23 August), leaving him free to return to France and attempt to rebuild his shattered career.
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Economy & Jobs 15-05-2011

IMF chief Strauss-Kahn arrested in New York

The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, in New York threatens crucial talks with Greece over its lagging budget reforms. The talks were scheduled for Brussels on Monday and Tuesday, together with European Union finance ministers and the European Central Bank.