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.
13th meeting of GREVIO
Strasbourg, 20 - 23 February 2018
The 13th meeting of GREVIO took place in Strasbourg.
During this meeting, GREVIO members considered the preliminary draft reports on Montenegro and Turkey and will held a dialogue with the representatives from Sweden and Portugal on their respective state reports on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention.