Preventing and Combating Violence against Women
Violence against women is the most common violation of women’s human rights in Europe, but progress with policy and legal reform to tackle this phenomenon is slow. The Council of Europe is playing a leading role in preventing and combating all forms of violence against women through ground-breaking standards and awareness-raising activities.
Violence against women remains widespread in all member States of the Council of Europe, with devastating consequences for women, societies and economies. Opened for signature in May 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is the most far-reaching international treaty to tackle this serious violation of human rights.
Information about the Istanbul Convention
Collection of papers on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence :
- Implementing Article 10 of the Istanbul Convention – establishing national co-ordinating bodies - Analytical report of common challenges and lessons learned from bodies set up under different international human rights treaties (2016)
- Ensuring data collection and research: Article 11 of the Istanbul Convention (2016)
- Prevention of violence against women: Article 12 of the Istanbul Convention (2014)
- Raising awareness of violence against women : Article 13 of the Istanbul Convention (2014)
- Domestic and sexual violence perpetrator programmes: Article 16 of the Istanbul Convention (2015)
- Encouraging the participation of the private sector and the media: Article 17 of the Istanbul Convention (2016) - Ukranian version
- Emergency barring orders in situations of domestic violence: Article 52 of the Istanbul Convention (2017)
The CSW 57 Agreed conclusions on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls uphold the holistic response of the Istanbul Convention and its progressive understanding of violence against women and States responsibilities
Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 and other Tools of the Council of Europe concerning Violence against Women
- Analytical study of the results of the 4th round of monitoring the implementation of Recommendation Rec(2002)5 - 2014
- Analytical study of the results of the third round of monitoring the implementation of Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 - 2010
- Analytical study of the results of the second round of monitoring the implementation of Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 - 2008
- Analytical study on the effective implementation of Recommendation Rec(2002) 5 on the protection of women against women violence in Council of Europe member states - 2007
Tools and Publications
Study “ Improving the management of violence experienced by women who use psychoactive substances”, by the Council of Europe Pompidou Group - Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs, (March 2016).