ANTONIO Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, raised eyebrows when he wore a red stripe of make up under his eye during a crucial Brexit press conference.
The campaign backed by Tajani was set up by the Italian humanitarian organisation WeWorld Onlus, the players' association and the Lega Serie A - Italy's top football league.
United Nations data suggests a third of women worldwide have suffered sexual or physical violence, and one in 10 girls have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Only eight out of 31 European countries surveyed by Amnesty International define rape as sex without consent, the group said on Saturday, urging other nations to overhaul "outdated" laws that let rapists off the hook and perpetuate victim-blaming.
During the press conference in Brussels today, after the EU’s 27 remaining member states passed the UK’s withdrawal agreement, Mr Tajani said: "Today is not a good day.”
Asked what would happen if UK parliament rejects deal: "It's impossible to re-open the text."
He said the European Parliament will vote on the treaty again in February or March. He hinted the treaty could be tweaked, but said: “Changes cannot be made without the due involvement of the European Parliament."