Press Release

Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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A Life Without Violence Is Every Woman's Right

Violence against women – whether psychological, verbal or physical – is one of the most widespread and insidious human rights abuses.  
Statistics indicate that domestic violence alone affects around 15% of European women of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.  
To help national authorities to create a “zero tolerance zone” for domestic violence, the Council of Europe has drafted the Istanbul Convention.  
 This powerful legal tool obliges governments to take specific steps to prevent violence against women, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators:  
 As we mark international women’s day, we invite you to watch a special video clip on this subject:,,, and




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A political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.

Council of Europe Office in Georgia