Seminar on Women, Violence & The Media held in Nicosia
The European Commission highlighted the topic of “Women, Violence & The Media” at a seminar organised by the EU Infopoint in cooperation with the Cyprus Turkish Journalists Association on 15 January. The seminar hosted a keynote speaker, Çiçek Tahaoğlu, the Bianet Women and LGBTI News Editor. The event brought journalists, media specialists, and practitioners in the field together and generated a discussion on women, violence and the media. Çiçek Tahaoğlu shared her experiences and insights and provided recommendations on the subject.
Violence against women and girls is a serious problem of global scale and proportions. One in three women in the EU has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15; 75 % of women in a professional job or in top management have experienced sexual harassment. Women and girls who are victims of violence need appropriate support and protection, which is reinforced by effective and deterrent laws.
More information on the EU policy can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/gender-violence/index_en.htm