A new Europe-wide campaign has been launched aimed at stopping a major human rights abuse: violence in the home. This comes just after the UN5;s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced the latest initiative in the Senate in Madrid. Several hundred delegates from the 46-nation Council of Europe held a major conference on the subject. Spain is among the most active in it. Studies for individual countries show that a quarter of all women have experienced some sort of physical violence.