Statement of the Platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rightsStrasbourg 3/06/2019
The Platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against...
During her last exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing President of...
Conference "Women's rights at the crossroads" on the improvement of international co-operation to end violence against womenStrasbourg 24/05/2019
From domestic violence to rape, to trafficking of migrant girls and female genital mutilation,...
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 17th meeting
The Group of experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), held its 17th meeting, on 22 and 23 May 2019, in Strasbourg.
Among other issues, the Group discussed its draft report on France.
Women’s Rights at the Crossroads: Strengthening International Co-operation to Close the Gap between Legal Frameworks and their Implementation
The conference will take place on 24 May 2019, in Strasbourg. It is organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, and the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.