In paragraph 3, replace the terms “with a view to preparing one or more legally binding instruments regarding domestic violence and specific forms of violence against women” with:
“to develop a binding legal instrument on violence against women and domestic violence, which disproportionately affects women”.
Add a new sub-paragraph 5.4.3 worded as follows:
“provide for specific measures gender-mainstreamed in order to deal with the specific consequences of domestic violence for girls and boys in their lives as children and adults;”.
In paragraph 5.4.4, add after “education of children” the words “from the earliest age”.
In paragraph 5.4.4, replace “non-violent behaviour” with “behaviour based on mutual respect and non-violence”.
In paragraph 6.2, after “in an interdisciplinary approach”, add the following words: “with gender mainstreaming”.
In paragraph 6.2, replace “for example when it comes to” with: “for the protection of children especially,”.
After paragraph 6.2, add a paragraph worded as follows:
“to include in their legislation, the right of children to an education based on mutual respect and non-violence.”
After sub-paragraph 6.3.4, insert a sub-paragraph worded as follows:
“take into account the best interest of the child who has witnessed domestic violence when ruling on parental authority and contact of the author of domestic violence with the child concerned”.
In paragraph 1, add at the end of the paragraph: “and must take into account the specific impact of domestic violence on girls and boys.”
In paragraph 2.2, after “in order to appropriately consider”, add the following words: “, having regard to the gender dimension,”.
In paragraph 2.3, delete the following phrase: “and notably the mothers involved”.
In paragraph 2.4, after the words “on the importance of education of children”, insert: “…, from the earliest age, towards behaviour based on mutual respect and non-violence,”.
Reporting committee: Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee
Committee seized for opinion: Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
Reference to committee: Bureau decision of 29 May 2008
Opinion unanimously adopted by the committee on 25 January 2010
Secretariat of the committee: Ms Kleinsorge, Ms Affholder, Ms Devaux