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Civil Rights

Struggling to end violence against women

The Vienna-based EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) released a major study on Wednesday (05.03.2014) showing that violence against women in the European Union is still rife. The report "shows that physical, sexual and psychological violence against women is an extensive human rights abuse in all EU Member States," according to agency director Morten Kjaerum.

The agency interviewed 42,000 women between the ages of 18 and 74 from across the bloc, making it the world's largest report on violence against women to date.

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