November 25, 2012

Until death do us part campaign



Hello friends and Zazzlers!
I'm with a big cold, no patience for Zazzle or anything. But I just came across this fresh campaign and felt like showing it here. A bit shocking, it really makes you stop to think about it. It reeds: Until death do us part. On November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is celebrate so Portuguese APAV -  The Portuguese Association for Victim Support  marked the anniversary by launching this tremendous awareness campaign on violence against women.What do you think about it? 

How do you imagine domestic violence across Europe?

- 98% of people are now aware of domestic violence across the EU compared to
94% in the previous survey.
- Awareness of domestic violence against women is very high across the EU,
thanks to media such as television (92%), newspapers and magazines (59%)
informing the vast majority of EU citizens about the problem.
- Domestic violence remains very common: one respondent in four across the EU
knows a woman among friends or in the family circle who is a victim of
domestic violence. Since the previous survey, the proportion of Europeans (on a
comparable EU15 basis) that say they know a victim of domestic violence in
their circle of friends or family has increased from 19% to 25%.
- One person in five knows of someone who commits domestic violence in their
circle of friends and family (21%).
- Women are more likely than men to know a woman who has suffered from
domestic violence. They are also more likely than men to be aware of people
who commit this crime, and more likely to view the problem seriously and to
advocate tougher penalties for those responsible.
- 78% of Europeans recognise that domestic violence is a common problem. SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 344 “Domestic Violence Against Women”11

- Attitudes to domestic violence have generally become much tougher, with far
more people (86%, up from 63% for the EU15) now saying that domestic
violence is unacceptable and should always be punishable by law. In the
European Union as a whole, 84% consider that domestic violence is
unacceptable and should always be punishable by law.
- Sexual and physical violence are seen as the most serious forms of violence
suffered by women with 85% of respondents in both cases considering that
these are “very serious”.
- There is strong support for EU involvement in eradicating domestic violence
against women (87% of respondents feel that the EU should probably or
definitely be involved).
- However, while most people believe that laws are in place to prevent domestic
violence, very few (14%) are familiar with specific EU measures to tackle the problem.

Source of this postage data:

Domestic Violence against Women Report - Special Eurobarometer 344
Fieldwork: February – March 2010
Publication: September 2010 

This survey was requested by the former Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and
Security (after an administrative reorganisation now DG Justice) and coordinated by the
Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM "Research and Speechwriting" Unit).
This document does not represent the point of view of the European Commission.
The interpretations and opinions contained in it are solely those of the authors.

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