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13 million women in the EU experienced physical violence in a year. In addition, 3.7 million women, or 2% of EU female citizens aged 18-74, experienced sexual violence in the EU over the same period.

Beyond the violence that women experience because they are women, they are also subjected to many other crimes – theft and burglary, fraud, murder and other crimes also happen to women, who then need support, protection, and access justice.

The EU must strengthen the entire legislative framework for all women victims, regardless of the type of crime or the motivation for it.

Only through a synergy of a strong Victims’ Rights Directive, as the foundation, and the Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence, providing womenspecific solutions for women-only problems, can we make sure that no woman is left behind.

Join the campaign!

Victim Support Europe is therefore launching a 1-day campaign will start on 8 March at 09:00 (CET). We provide a campaign toolkit that outlines how VSE members and partners can support the #NoWomaLeftBehind Action Day to stand in solidarity with all women who have fallen victim to crime.

The 1-Day campaign will be launched on 8 March 2023 at 09:00 (CET) and the contents of this webpage / toolkit are embargoed until then. The Action Day is a key part of the VSE’s advocacy work aiming at advancing victims’ laws and policies both on the EU and national levels.

Campaign assets

Are you joining our campaign? You can find the campaign guideline and assets below.




CAMPAIGN LOGO (transparent)


VIDEO STATEMENT (speech transcript)


DISCLAIMER: The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Victim Support Europe and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

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