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Violence against women

Violence against women remains widespread in all member States of the Council of Europe, with devastating consequences for women, societies and economies. Opened for signature in May 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) is the most far-reaching international treaty to tackle this serious violation of human rights.

Link to the website: Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) 

Studies and publications of the Council of Europe concerning Violence against Women

Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 on the protection of women against violence

. Analytical study of the results of the 4th round of monitoring the implementation of Recommendation Rec(2002)5 - 2014

. Analytical study of the results of the third round of monitoring the implementation of Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 - 2010

. Analytical study of the results of the second round of monitoring the implementation of Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 - 2008

. Analytical study on the effective implementation of Recommendation Rec(2002) 5 on the protection of women against women violence in Council of Europe member states - 2007

. Combating violence against women: Stocktaking study on the measures and actions taken in Council of Europe member states - 2006

Council of Europe Task Force to Combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence (EG-TFV))

. Final Activity Report

Data collection

. Administrative data collection on domestic violence in Council of Europe member states

Forced marriage

. Forced marriages in Council of Europe member states

The role of men

. Violence in the family: The place and role of men

. Therapeutic treatment of men perpetrators of violence within the family

. Seminar proceedings

. Measures dealing with men perpetrators of domestic violence

Legislation in the member states of the Council of Europe in the field of violence against women (2009)

. Volume I: Armenia to Lithuania

. Volume II: Moldova to United Kingdom

. Volume III: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland (French only)

Support services for women victims of violence

. Combating violence against women : Minimum standards for support services

Texts of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Texts of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities