🇪🇺 European Parliament asked for a European directive to stamp out gender-based cyberviolence and ensure convergence at national and EU level.

💻 MEPs adopted a legislative initiative report on tackling gender-based cyberviolence with 513 votes in favour, 122 against, and 58 abstentions. The text reiterates the EU’s lack of an adequate legal framework to combat the phenomenon, and to protect and support victims. A common definition of gender-based cyberviolence is needed in criminal law, say MEPs, as are harmonised minimum and maximum penalties.

🌹 This is an important step in addition to what the European Parliament did in September: it asked the European Commission to include gender-based violence among the Euro-crimes.