MEPs condemn gender-based violence on football pitches

MEPs condemn gender-based violence on football pitches

A plenary debate on violence and discrimination after the FIFA Women's World Cup was initiated by the Greens on September 14. This was organised as a consequence to the resignation of former President of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales following his accusation of sexual assault and coercion for kissing Jennifer Hermoso on the lips without her consent. This marks a sign of solidarity with all victims of gender-based violence. MEPs supported the condemnation of Luis Rubiales and mentioned the urgency to combat gender-based violence and amplify the voice of women in sport organisations.

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