Workshop in Sarajevo presents report on Administrative Data Collection and results of the BiH project on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

12/07/19 Sarajevo

On 12 July 2019, the Council of Europe organised a final workshop in Sarajevo with national authorities, legal professionals and other key stakeholders to present and discuss the main results of the project “Raising BiH Institutional Capacity to Prevent and Combat Violence against Women and...

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Georgia pilots a methodology and tools for mapping support services for victims of violence against women

04/07/19 Tbilisi

On 4 July, the Council of Europe organised a round-table meeting with state authorities and non-governmental organisations to discuss the piloting of the Council of Europe methodology and tools for mapping support services for victims of violence against women. The mapping methodology and tools...

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New Factsheet on protecting the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls

17/07/19 Strasbourg

The Gender Equality Division of the Council of Europe has produced a new Factsheet on protecting the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls. This is part of the implementation of the 2018-2023 Gender Equality Strategy which includes a new strategic objective on ensuring...

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Call for tenders for the provision of international consultancy services in the area of combating violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*

16/07/19 Pristina

The Council of Europe’s Office in Pristina in the framework of the project “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo* - Phase II” is launching a call for tenders for the provision of international consultancy services in the area of combating violence...

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New project on preventing and combating violence against women launched in Armenia

03/07/19 Yerevan

The Council of Europe project “Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Armenia: continuing the path towards ratification of the Istanbul Convention” was launched in Yerevan on 3 July 2019. Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe office in Armenia,...

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New report available on data collection on violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

12/07/19 Sarajevo

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, requires that state parties collect relevant administrative data on all forms of violence against women covered by the convention. This data is needed...

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Call for tenders for international consultancy services in the areas of gender equality and combating violence against women and domestic violence

09/07/19 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality and Violence against Women Divisions are launching a call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the areas of gender equality and combating violence against women. Selected consultants will be included in a list of potential providers to...

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Georgian delegation visits Stockholm to learn about the Swedish experience in ending violence against women and domestic violence

18-20/06/19 Stockholm

On 18-20 June, Georgian state authorities visited Stockholm to learn about Swedish laws, policies and programmes to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. “A victim-centred and gender-sensitive approaches, and the existence of victim and witness support units within...

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“Combating sexism and violence against women is also men’s business” – says the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Commission at a PACE hearing

27/6/2019 Strasbourg

Both men and women would benefit from a world without sexism, gender inequalities and gender-based violence. Moreover, there’s a woman in every man’s life, whether it’s a wife, a daughter, a friend, a mother or a sister. These are some of the key messages conveyed by Charles Ramsden, Chairman of...

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Artificial intelligence and gender equality

12/06/2019 Strasbourg

As part of the Gender Mainstreaming Team meeting on Thursday, 13 June, the Gender Equality Division is hosting a presentation and discussion on the gender equality implications of artificial intelligence. The presentation will be given by Alice COUCKE, senior machine learning scientist at Snips...

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Launch Event of the Norway Grants Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence Programme in the Czech Republic

13/03/2019 Prague

The Norway Grants programme “Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence” was officially launched at a conference in Prague on 13 March 2019. Within the programming period of Norway Grants 2014 - 2021 more than half a billion of Czech Korunas will be distributed by the...

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Conference "Women's rights at the crossroads" on the improvement of international co-operation to end violence against women

24/05/2019 Strasbourg

From domestic violence to rape, to trafficking of migrant girls and female genital mutilation, violence against women takes many forms – and it requires concerted action to stop it. A Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg on Friday 24 May – open to media, in Room G03 of the AGORA building –...

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15th meeting of the Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe, 22-24 May 2019

22-24/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Gender Equality Commission (GEC) held its 15th meeting in Strasbourg from 22 to 24 May 2019. During this meeting there were exchanges of views with Dunja Mitajović, Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy of the Council...

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Showcasing projects on combating violence against women

23/05/2019 Strasbourg

In the margins of the 15th meeting of the Gender Equality Commission, an event was organised to present the capacity building and co-operation projects managed by the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division. These projects are about implementing the “Istanbul Convention” as well as other...

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Launching of the Council of Europe project “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*-Phase II“

15/05/2019 Pristina

On 15 May 2019, a public event was organised to launch the Council of Europe project: “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*-Phase II”. The project is built on the findings and recommendations of the research Mapping of services for victims of...

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First HELP online course on Violence against women and domestic violence launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9-10/05/2019 Sarajevo and Banja Luka, BiH

Under the project: “Raising institutional capacity to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina“, the Council of Europe organised a launch of the HELP course on gender based violence and domestic violence, in cooperation with Bar Associations of the...

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Call for tender: short-term international consultancy services in the areas of preventing violence against women and promoting women’s participation in public and political life in Russia

02/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe project “Co-operation in the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Plan Strategy for Women 2017-2022” is looking for international short-term consultants to build the capacity and knowledge-base of professionals and other relevant stakeholders in Russia....

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New research will analyse response to cases of sexual violence against women in Georgia

01/05/2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 1 May 2019, the Council of Europe and the Public Defender’s Office co-organised a roundtable meeting with various legal professionals. The aim of the working meeting was to present and discuss the concept and methodology of the planned research on sexual violence against women, which will be...

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Ukrainian lawyers increase their knowledge and skills to support victims of violence against women

22-24/04/2019 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 22-24 April 2019, the Council of Europe organised in Kyiv, Ukraine, a “training of trainers” (ToT) on providing legal aid to victims of violence against women and domestic violence. It was conducted under the project “The Istanbul Convention: a tool to advance in fighting violence against...

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New Council of Europe methodology and tools help countries to map support services for victims of violence against women

23/04/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has developed a methodology and tools to draw inventories and to chart the various support services available for women who are victims of the diverse forms of violence covered by the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and...

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