Access to Justice: A Reality for Undocumented Women in the EU? Lunchtime event in the EP

Launch of PICUM’s seminal report "Violence Against Undocumented Women in Europe - Protecting Rights and Ensuring Justice" at a lunchtime event in the European Parliament on Thursday, 21st June, 12:30 - 14:00 .

A Reality for Undocumented Women in the EU?

THURSDAY, 21st JUNE, 12:30 - 14:00
PHS 01C051 (behind Menuhin space)

This roundtable, hosted by the Chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), Mr Mikael Gustafsson (MEP), will highlight the lack of access to justice and services for undocumented women experiencing violence in the EU. Because of their immigration status, they are turned away from women’s shelters and risk arrest or deportation if they contact police. By not addressing this situation, Europe is fostering a culture of impunity for violence against women and endangering its founding values of equality and non-discrimination.

PICUM’s report offers the first exploration of women whose status prevents them accessing support, shelter and justice in the EU. It presents a comprehensive overview of the legislative, financial, and practical measures that exist in various member states to ensure equal access to justice and services. To highlight the realities on the ground, PICUM will screen an excerpt from its forthcoming webdocumentary.

We sincerely hope that you join us to show your support for their right to a life free from violence, discrimination and impunity.

A sandwich lunch and refreshments will be served and we will be disseminating
hard copies of the report (in English, French & Spanish)


Click here to see the poster of the event.


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