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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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Fourth meeting of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO)

18 - 20 January 2016, Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence held its fourth meeting from 18 to 20 January 2016. During this meeting, GREVIO continued its discussions on the baseline questionnaire to be sent to the Parties to facilitate their reporting on legislative and other measures giving effect to the provisions of the Istanbul Convention.

 

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