This page presents measures and practices that Council of Europe member states have put in place during the crisis to mitigate its impact on women’s rights.

This includes notably measures to prevent violence against women, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators – as well as available data and indicators on gender-based violence and domestic violence during this period-and measures taken with respect to other relevant aspects, such as sexual health and reproductive rights, women’s economic independence and their role as workers in the pandemic, women’s role in unpaid and care work, vulnerable groups of women, etc.

The published information has been provided by the representatives of member states of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission and of the Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention

Measures and practices by country