Strasbourg 23 May 2016
Today, in Strasbourg, Ms Ana Birchall, President of the Commission for European Affairs, Member...
Sofia 18 May 2016
Today, in Sofia, Mr Jānis Reirs, Minister of Social Affairs of Latvia, signed the Istanbul...
Today, in Strasbourg, Mr Emil Ruffer, Ambassador, Permanent Representative for the Czech Republic...
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.
Sixth meeting of GREVIO
23 - 25 May 2016, Strasbourg
The Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), held its 6th meeting from 23 to 25 May 2016, in Strasbourg.