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The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is based on the understanding that violence against women is a form of gender-based violence that is committed against women because they are women. It is the obligation of the state to fully address it in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators. Failure to do so would make it the responsibility of the state. The convention leaves no doubt: there can be no real equality between women and men if women experience gender-based violence on a large-scale and state agencies and institutions turn a blind eye.

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GREVIO 10th meeting

Strasbourg, 3 - 5 April 2017


GREVIO held its 10th meeting, from 3 to 5 April 2017 in Strasbourg.

In the context of its first (baseline) evaluation, GREVIO invited representatives of Albania and Denmark to participate in the respective dialogues concerning their reports.  

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