"Stop Violence against Women by Implementing International Standards"
A Side Event at the 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Geneva
[30/05/2013, UNOG, Geneva] The side event will be to present the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) as a global tool to end gender based violence.
"No Hate Speech Movement"[21/03/2013, Strasbourg] An overflow of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination inundates cyberspace: Hate Speech online has recently turned into a major form of human rights abuse, with serious consequences both online and offline. Spreading, inciting, justifying or promoting expressions of hatred amongst young people on internet has become a pressing challenge for today’s societies. The Council of Europe’s answer to these compelling threats is the Youth project on combating Hate Speech Online, an initiative aiming at fighting racism and discrimination in the online articulation of hate speech (more...)
"Say No-UNite to End Violence against Women"[March 2013] In the framework of the “Say No-UNiTE to End Violence against Women” campaign, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, and Sweden have stated their commitment to the Istanbul Convention. For more information, please visit: http://saynotoviolence.org/commit
"Violence against women: our concern, our response"
A Side Event at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
[04/02/2013, UN Headquarters, New York] The Side Event will present the added value of the Istanbul Convention in the framework of international and regional legally binding treaties. It will also highlight its significance as an efficient and practical tool for governments to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence in Europe and beyond.
"The End of Impunity for Violence against Women? The Istanbul Convention in Europe"[07/02/2013, London] The event was organised by London School of Economics.
"Regional Conference on the Istanbul Convention: From signature to ratification and implementation - Exchange of experiences and practices"
[09/01/2013, Helsinki] The Conference is organised by the Council of Europe in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Parliament, and is taking place in Helsinki on 17 and 18 January 2013. The objectives of this regional Conference is to encourage Council of Europe member states to sign and ratify the Convention; to raise awareness of its existence among members of parliament, NGOs, the media and professionals working in the field ; to discuss the benefits and challenges of ratifying the Convention;to exchange experiences, know-how and networking. (more ...)