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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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14th meeting of GREVIO

Brussels, 25 - 27 June 2018


The 14th meeting of GREVIO took place in Brussels.

During this meeting the members of GREVIO adopted the final versions of the reports on Montenegro and Turkey, and approved the preliminary draft reports on Portugal and Sweden.

GREVIO members held an exchange of views with representatives of NGO's active in the field of preventing and combating violence against women, based in Brussels.

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