EDVAW Platform and GREVIO


 What is the EDVAW Platform?

 The Platform of Independent Expert Mechanisms on  Discrimination and Violence against Women (EDVAW Platform)  gathers seven United Nations and regional independent expert  mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights operating at the international and regional levels, including GREVIO.


Independent expert mechanisms play a decisive role in monitoring the implementation of the human rights standards necessary to tackle violence and discrimination against women. Their work provides essential information on the situation of women’s rights, on action undertaken to combat violence against women as well as on urgent issues, gaps and shortcomings in the implementation of international standards and government commitments.

The Platform aims to strengthen institutional links and thematic co-operation between the mechanisms with a view to working towards harmonised strategies and undertaking joint action. By enhancing collaboration, its goal is to improve the implementation of the existing international legal and policy framework on violence against women and their discrimination. It was launched at the initiative of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms Dubravka Šimonović, in March 2018.