Regional Conference of the PGG Project "Strengthening Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence in the Six Eastern Partnership Countries"

18 - 19 October 2018

Strasbourg, Council of Europe, Palais de l'Europe (Room 3)

In the framework of the regional project “Strengthening Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence in the Six Eastern Partnership Countries”, the Council of Europe organised a conference on 18-19 October 2018 (Strasbourg, France) to discuss measures and practical action to ensure women’s access to justice, with a particular focus on women victims of violence.

Through a peer to peer approach, the conference:

  • Promoted and enhanced the understanding of the applicable standards of the Istanbul Convention to ensure access to justice for women victims of violence.
  • Defined the needs and discussed strategies to build the capacity of judicial systems and legal professionals to ensure equal access to justice for women, especially of women victims of violence.
  • Disseminated tools to enhance professionals’ capacity to ensure fair and equal treatment of women accessing the justice system and, in particular, the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) courses on women’s access to justice and violence against women.
  • Facilitated networking and exchanges among training institutions for legal professionals in the countries of the regional project.
Presentations Presentations

Opening Plenary

Introduction of the General Rapporteur: Louise Hooper


Session 1: Women's access to Justice and the standards of the Istanbul Convention

Session 2: The road so far: taking stock of the progress made on Women's Access to Justice in the six Eastern Partnership countries and beyond

Session 3: Tools to imporve Women's Access to Justice