Norway ratifies the Istanbul Convention

05 JULY 2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, Ms Astrid Emilie Helle, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Norway to the Council of Europe, deposited its instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and...

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GREVIO receives the state report for Turkey

4 July 2017 Strasbourg

The state report from Turkey was received by GREVIO on 3 July 2017, and is published today in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will consider it together with Turkish representatives at its 12th meeting scheduled to take place from 9 - 13 October 2017...

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Final seminar : "Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*"

26 June 2017 Strasbourg

On 29 June 2017, the Council of Europe will organise a seminar in Pristina, in the premises of Hotel Swiss Diamond (Pristina), to mark the closing of the project Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo* (January – July 2017). The project is implemented...

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EU signs the Istanbul Convention

13 June 2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Ambassador Joseph Filletti, Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe (Presidency-in-office of the Council of the EU) and Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and...

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Georgia ratifies the Istanbul Convention

19 May 2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Nicosia (Cyprus), during the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers, H. E. Mikeil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, deposited the instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and...

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EU to join Istanbul Convention

11 May 2017 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, warmly welcomed today the European Union Council's decisions on the signing of the Council of Europe Convention (Istanbul Convention) on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. By deciding to join...

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Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women visits Denmark

28 April 2017

A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) is carrying out an evaluation visit to Denmark from 1 to 5 May 2017. This visit follows GREVIO’s review of Denmark’s state report and the state dialogue with the Danish...

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Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women visits Albania

24 April 2017

A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) is carrying out a monitoring visit to Albania from 24 to 28 April 2017. The organisation of this visit follows GREVIO’s review of Albania’s state report on 5 April. It...

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GREVIO reviews state report with representatives of Albania

5 April 2017 Strasbourg

On 5 April 2017, GREVIO, under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure, held its state dialogue with Albanian representatives on issues related to the report submitted by Albania. The Albanian delegation was led by Merita Xhafaj from the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and was composed of...

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GREVIO reviews state report with representatives of Denmark

4 April 2017 Strasbourg

On 4 April 2017, GREVIO, under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure, held its state dialogue with Danish representatives on issues related to the report submitted by Denmark. The Danish delegation was composed of various representatives from Denmark : Malene Dalgaard, Ministry of Justice,...

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Statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017

Making women safe from fear, safe from violence – how the Istanbul Convention is helping to achieve full gender equality

8 March 2017 Strasbourg

GREVIO seizes the occasion of International Women’s Day to recall the importance of the Istanbul Convention as the most comprehensive set of legally binding standards to ensure every woman’s right to a life free from violence. GREVIO thus reiterates that the purposes and aims of the Istanbul...

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The Republic of Moldova signs the Istanbul Convention

06/02/2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, Ms Corina CĂLUGĂRU, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe, signed the Istanbul Convention. The Republic of Moldova becomes the 44th member state of the Council of Europe to sign the Istanbul Convention. At this date, 22...

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GREVIO receives state reports from Albania and Denmark

19/01/2017 Strasbourg

In accordance with GREVIO’s evaluation timetable, state reports from Albania and Denmark were received by GREVIO on 16 and 18 January 2017, respectively, and are published today in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will first look into these reports at...

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Russia: decriminalising domestic violence would be a clear sign of regression, says Secretary General Jagland

16/01/2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland sent a letter today to the Chairpersons of the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation expressing his deep concern at the legislation which, if adopted, would decriminalize domestic violence in Russia. “I call upon you...

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Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women visits Monaco

2/12/2016 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will carry out a monitoring visit to Monaco from 5 to 7 December 2016. The organisation of this visit follows GREVIO’s review of Monaco’s state report on 8 November. It...

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Feo Aladag at the Council of Europe to mark 25 November

24/11/2016

On the eve of the 25th of November, the Violence against Women Division invited all Council of Europe staff, as well as Permanent Representations in Strasbourg, to the projection of the film When we Leave, with the exceptional participation of the director Feo Aladag, in the Palais de l’Europe...

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Council of Europe group on violence against women: first-ever monitoring visit to Austria

24/11/2016

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will be visiting Austria for its first ever monitoring visit from 28 November to 2 December, one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation of the Istanbul Convention....

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GREVIO joins call for more efforts to prevent gender-based violence

23/11/2016

“Speaking ahead of the International Day on the Elimination of Violence against women, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Inter- American Special Rapporteur on...

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GREVIO reviews state report with representatives of Austria

16/11/2016 Strasbourg

On 9 November 2016, GREVIO considered a state report under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure. It reviewed the report submitted by Austria and held a constructive dialogue with Austrian representatives on this occasion. The Austrian delegation was led by Marie-Theres Prantner, Federal...

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Liechtenstein signs the Istanbul Convention

10 November 2016 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, Mr Daniel Ospelt, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the Council of Europe signed the Istanbul Convention. Liechtenstein becomes the 43rd member state of the Council of Europe to sign the Istanbul Convention. At this...

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