Upcoming events

11/05/2021 - Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of actionorganised by the Council of Europe in partnership with the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the framework of the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe


17/03/2021-Side event - 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women - 2021

20/05/2021 - Violence against women and girls before, during and after COVID-19: the shadow pandemic that must be addressed

24/05/2019 - Women’s Rights at the Crossroads: Strengthening International Co-operation to Close the Gap between Legal Frameworks and their Implementation

Conference "Monitoring the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention - new synergies"

19/09/2014 - International Conference "Safe from fear, safe from violence : celebrating the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention

Celebrating the 25th of November - International Day for the Elemination of Violence Against Women and Girls

25/11/2020 - Action taken to celebrate the International Day for the Elemination of Violence against Women and Girls

25/11/2019 - Joint Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, France’s European Affairs State Secretary Amélie de Montchalin, on behalf of the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, and Parliamentary Assembly President Liliane Maury Pasquier
Joint call to act against rape and to ensure that the absence of consent is central to the definition of rape

26/11/2018 - Joint statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice; the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO); the Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention.

24/11/2016 - Feo Aladag at the Council of Europe - Screening of the movie "When we leave" and debate

25/11/2015 - A side event on "Raising awareness to prevent violence against women and domestic violence : The Council of Europe Istanbul Convention's Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 : achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".  

 The Istanbul Convention

 Infographics and brochure on the four pillars of the Istanbul Convention: prevention, protection, prosecution and co-ordinated policies.