Background Paper on the Links between Violence against Women and Homelessness

Background Paper on the Links between Violence against Women and Homelessness

Violence against women is a brutal manifestation of gender inequality and a serious violation of human rights. One in three women in the EU has experienced physical and/or sexual violence was after the age of 15. 1 Increasing attention is paid both at national and European level to violence against women. It is certainly an issue that is not only on the political agenda, but is also being tackled through legislative means: important European legislation has been introduced in recent years.It is important that the needs and views of women who are homeless and are survivors of violence be taken into account in the drawing up of policy and in practice and to ensure that protection from violence and support for victims also reaches women who are home-less and are often living hidden from public view.

ORGANIZATION: FEANTSA
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015