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The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is based on the understanding that violence against women is a form of gender-based violence that is committed against women because they are women. It is the obligation of the state to fully address it in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators. Failure to do so would make it the responsibility of the state. The convention leaves no doubt: there can be no real equality between women and men if women experience gender-based violence on a large-scale and state agencies and institutions turn a blind eye.

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15th meeting of GREVIO

Strasbourg, 10 - 11 September 2018

During this meeting, GREVIO welcomed its 5 new members, elected in May 2018, in the presence of the Director General for Democracy, Ms Snezana Samardzic – Markovic, as well as of Ms Claudia Luciani, Director of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance.

The meeting provided an opportunity to introduce the new GREVIO members to the group’s working methods and to illustrate progress achieved and issues raised within the framework of the evaluation of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention by state parties.

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