Today, the Council of Europe Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women.
In monitoring the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, GREVIO has identified that the digital dimension of VAW is often being overlooked in domestic laws and policies. In its General Recommendation No.1, the first it has adopted, it outlines the problem of both gender-based violence against women committed online and facilitated by technology.
Based on the four pillars of the Istanbul Convention - Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Coordinated Policies - the Recommendation proposes specific actions to be taken.
It coins the term “the digital dimension of violence against women” as comprehensive enough to comprise both online acts of violence and those perpetrated through technology, including technology yet to be developed.
To present GREVIO’s first General Recommendation, a launching event is being organised by the Council of Europe's Violence Against Women Division on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 3:30pm (online).