Children victims or witnesses of gender-based violence – Hearing – 21.11.2018

FEMM
JAN, Room 4Q1
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Domestic violence is a violation of children's rights whether they are victims themselves or witnesses of violence in the family. Domestic violence has a harmful effect on the development of children. The exposure to gender-based violence denies children their right to a safe and stable home environment. Domestic violence against children has many different manifestations and can be in the form of sexual violence, physical and/or psychological violence.

FEMM Members address via the exchange of views with the five experts invited, the problem of children who are victims of gender-based violence, both as witness or as direct victims and who, in some cases, lose their mother killed by their father.