The Council of Europe supports professionals in 7 countries to increase access to justice for women

13/09/2021 Strasbourg

Eleven members of the SYNERGY Network against Gender-based and Domestic violence have successfully completed a 6-module training course on Access to Justice for Women in August 2021. The course was provided by the Council of Europe in order to support EEA/Norway Grants' efforts to combat violence...

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Ukrainian NGOs supported to raise awareness on the Istanbul Convention

25/08/2021 Kyiv

Two Ukrainian civil society organisations have been awarded grants to raise awareness the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). With support from the Council of Europe, La Strada Ukraine will raise awareness...

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Call for proposals for project applications from the programme domestic and gender-based violence in Slovakia

24/08/2021 Strasbourg

An open call for proposals within the EEA/Norway Grants “Domestic and Gender-based Violence programme” in Slovakia was launched in August, in order to improve the quality of services provided by shelters and counselling centres not currently meeting European standards on violence against women...

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New video: “How will the Istanbul Convention help to stop violence against women in Ukraine?”

12/08/2021 Kyiv

The new video about the Istanbul Convention in Ukraine outlines the history of Ukraine’s signature of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), explains its four pillars and describes the positive changes which...

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Documentary on the impact of the Istanbul Convention now available in Ukrainian

12/08/2021 Kyiv

A special documentary on the impact of the Istanbul Convention is now available in Ukrainian. The documentary analyses the on-the-ground impact of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). It provides...

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New report: How can governments guarantee women’s access to justice?

05/08/2021 Strasbourg

A new report of the online Roundtable on “Framework to measure access to justice including specific challenges facing women” is now available. The report discusses the concept of access to justice in accordance with international and Council of Europe’s human rights standards; it analyses the...

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Newsletter No 3 of this year has just been issued!

28/07/21 Strasbourg

This newsletter covers our activities relating to the following objectives of the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Strategy for the period April to July 2021: Prevent and combat gender stereotypes and sexism Prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence Ensuring the equal...

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Project ends in the Republic of Moldova with many awareness raising materials produced on the Istanbul Convention

20/07/2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe project “Awareness-raising activities on the Istanbul Convention in the Republic of Moldova (2020-2021)” ended on 30 June with a wealth of materials produced to increase local understanding about the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against...

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Open Call for Slovakian organisations to combat Domestic and Gender-based Violence

09/07/2021 Strasbourg

An open call for proposals within the EEA/Norway Grants “Domestic and Gender-based Violence programme” was launched on 6th July 2021 for Slovak entities, in order to develop a partnership and develop a project application together with Norwegian organisations in the area of domestic and gender...

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New phase of the project on fighting against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*

05/07/2021 Pristina

From 1st July, 2021 the Council of Europe has started implementing the phase III of the project ‘’Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence’’. The project builds on the results of the previous projects "Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and...

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Communication workshop “Building engagement: #IstanbulConventionSavesLives”

30/06/2021 Strasbourg

On 25 June, the Council of Europe, UN Women and WAVE Network brought together communication specialists, journalists and NGO activists to exchange practices on impactful communication on gender equality and human rights. Participants shared their experience and concrete techniques and ideas on...

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Georgian inspectors trained as trainers on sexual violence cases

29/06/2021 Tbilisi

Ten representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs successfully passed a 4-day training on sexual violence cases. “This training of trainers is an important step for continuous training of inspectors, in order to harmonise the administration of justice on sexual violence cases with...

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Over 2 300 stakeholders involved in the project on violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo* ending in June 2021

29/06/2021 Pristina

On 28 June 2021 the project’s “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*- phase II, final Steering Committee meeting took place. The results and impact of the project were discussed among the key project partners: National Coordinator on Domestic...

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Training of Trainers on violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*

28/06/2021 Pristina

On 15-16 June 2021, under the project "Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence - phase II", the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Justice Academy of Kosovo organised a two day Training of Trainers on violence against women and domestic violence, that...

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Training law professors in Azerbaijan to become trainers on violence against women

28/06/2021 Baku

On 16-17 June 2021, the Council of Europe action “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan” delivered a Human rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Training of Trainers (ToT) for law professors at the Faculty of Law at Baku State...

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New publication available in Azerbaijani on Article 13 of the Istanbul Convention

28/06/2021 Baku

The Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, is the most comprehensive international legal standard to end violence against women and domestic violence. It starts from the point that violence...

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Launching Awareness Raising Guidelines on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*

10/06/2021 Pristina

On 10 of June 2021, the Council of Europe in co-operation with the National Coordinator on Domestic Violence and the Agency for Gender Equality launched the newly developed Awareness Raising Guidelines on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. Keynote speeches where offered by Frank Power,...

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Launch of the HELP course on Access to Justice for Women in the Eastern Partnership countries

11/06/2021 Strasbourg

During the livestreamed event on 8 June 2021, legal training institutes for judges and prosecutors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine came together with legal practitioners, NGOs and international organisations for the regional launch of the Council of Europe...

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What the articles of the Istanbul Convention say: second webinar

11/06/2021 Baku

On 8 June 2021, the action “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan” delivered the second of a series of webinars dedicated to explaining specific articles of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women...

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