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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.
GREVIO's 18th meeting
The Group of experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), held its 18th meeting, from 25 to 27 June 2019, in Strasbourg.
During this meeting GREVIO welcomed its four new members and among other issues, it discussed the preliminary draft reports on Italy, Serbia and the Netherlands.