The European Parliament last week gave initial approval to a report on its anti-domestic violence “Daphne” programme which would double funding and calls for a European coordinator for children’s rights. The Parliament called for a budget of 125 million million for 2007-2013 as compared to 116.85 million Euro in the European Commission’s proposal, which would have doubled the previous appropriation of 50 million Euro. MEPs also want to include domestic violence, genital mutilation and protection...

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