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May 2021

Participate in the public consultation of the European Commission on best ways to tackle gender-based and domestic violence


In February the European Commission has launched a public consultation on best ways to tackle gender-based and domestic violence. The views gathered in the consultation will feed into a legislative initiative, announced in the Gender Equality Strategy, and expected at the end of this year.
 
Violence against women and girls is one of the most persistent forms of gender-based discrimination and a human rights violation in Europe. In the EU, 33% of women were subject to physical and/or sexual violence. Domestic violence – against women and other victims such as children, men and the elderly – has increased due to lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The public consultation will gather views from a wide range of stakeholders – such as members of the general public, academics, representatives of businesses and employees, NGOs, media organisations and public authorities. EUD strongly urges you to participate and fill in the questionnaire to ensure that deaf women’s perspectives are visible during the consultation.
 
The questionnaire

Launch of the Accessible democratic processes for all: leave no one behind the European Parliament


We are excited to share with you that our project with the European Parliament has been launched. Our goal is to make the European Parliament more accessible for the deaf persons in the EU by raising awareness on the COVID-19 recovery plan in the EU in an accessible way.
 
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First International Workshop Automatic Translation for Sign and Verbal Languages at MTSummit2021


The AT4SVL workshop, where EUD is part of the organisation committee, aims to be a venue for presenting and discussing (complete, ongoing or future) research with a focus on topics related to the different areas of automatic translation between sign and verbal languages.

A multifaceted task like the automated translation between sign and verbal languages requires a multidisciplinary collaboration. This one-day workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, interpreters and innovators, where open communication between different communities and professionals with diverse backgrounds will be facilitated through: (i) two key-note presentations; (ii) a panel discussion; and (iii) presentations of peer-reviewed papers submitted to the workshop.

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Martyna Balčiūnaitė
Policy Officer
Frankie Picron
Project Manager
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