Strasbourg 13 June 2017
Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland,...
Strasbourg 19 May 2017
Today, in Nicosia (Cyprus), during the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers, H. E. Mikeil...
Strasbourg 11 May 2017
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, warmly welcomed today the...
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.
GREVIO 11th meeting
Strasbourg, 26 - 29 June 2017
GREVIO will hold its 11th meeting, from 26 to 29 June 2017 in Strasbourg.
During this meeting, among other subjects, GREVIO will adopt its first (baseline) evaluation reports on Austria and Monaco and will discuss its draft (baseline) evaluation reports on Albania and Denmark.