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Secretary General responds to Turkey‘s announced withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

Strasbourg 20/03/2021
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Secretary General responds to Turkey‘s announced withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

The Istanbul Convention covers 34 European countries and is widely regarded as the gold standard in international efforts to protect women and girls from the violence that they face every day in our societies.

This move is a huge setback to these efforts and all the more deplorable because it compromises the protection of women in Turkey, across Europe and beyond.”