25 Nov 2022 09:42:00
Statement by Committee of Ministers Chair, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Icelandic Minister for Foreign AffairsStrasbourg 25/11/2022
“On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I reaffirm Iceland’s...
24 Nov 2022 09:38:00
New report assessing the alignment of measures on violence against women in Kosovo* with the Istanbul ConventionPristina 24/11/2022
Today, an assessment report on the alignment of laws, policies and measures in Kosovo* with the...
22 Nov 2022 21:44:00Baku 22/11/2022
Over the course of two days, on 3 and 4 November 2022, 15 participants were provided with...
14 Nov 2022 11:00:00Strasbourg 17/11/22
What can states do to address persistent and emerging challenges and barriers women face when...
14 Nov 2022 10:29:0016 /11/2022
The Gender Equality Commission (GEC) will hold its 22nd plenary meeting in Strasbourg, from 16 to...
The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division, Women Against Violence Europe Network (WAVE) and UN Women have developed a methodology and tools to promote the values, aims and benefits of the Istanbul Convention.
This methodology presents a strategy for communications and advocacy campaigns to be implemented by local civil society organisations (CSOs). It provides key messages and tools to support them in raising awareness on the Istanbul Convention and dispelling myths and misinformation about it.
In March 2019, the Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 on preventing and combating sexism : it calls for specific action in respect of language and communication; internet and social media; media, advertising and other communication methods; workplace; public sector; justice sector; education institutions; culture and sport and the private sphere. It is currently available in 26 languages as well as in the English and French official versions.
The Committee of Ministers, meeting in Turin, has adopted a new recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls providing measures to better respond to needs and challenges that they face.
Drawing on Council of Europe treaties including the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and the Convention on action against trafficking in human beings, the recommendation addresses issues faced by women and girls: from adequate transit and reception facilities, to their health needs or establishing gender-sensitive asylum policies.
The COVID-19 crisis has strong gender equality-related impacts, including alarmingly high levels of violence against women. The Council of Europe divisions on Gender Equality and on Violence Against Women have developed a webpage gathering information about actions undertaken by member states, the Council of Europe and other international organisations and civil society organisations to analyse and mitigate the gendered impacts of COVID-19.