Co-ordinating bodies

By virtue of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), state parties are required to set up or designate one or more official bodies with the responsibility of ensuring the Convention's implementation at national level (Article 10). This entails:

-               co-ordinating any existing or new national policies and measures to combat violence against women,

-               implementing such measures, and

-               ensuring their monitoring and evaluation at national level to assess any positive and negative outcomes.

All state parties are requested to communicate the names and contact details of the bodies that have been mandated to fulfil these tasks.


List of co-ordinating bodies (bilingual)
Albania
National Council on Gender Equality

Andorra
Service des Politiques d'Égalité
Département des Affaires Sociales
Ministère des Affaires Sociales, de la Justice et de l'Intérieur

Austria
Austrian Federal Chancellery
Federal Minister of Women's Affairs, Family and Youth
Department for Violence against Women and Women-Specific Legislation

Belgium
Institut pour l’égalité des femmes et des hommes

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina
State Government Office

Denmark
Ministry of Education’s Department of Gender Equality
Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing

Finland
Official co-ordinating bodies are being set up or designated.

France
Ministère de la santé, des affaires sociales et des droits des femmes
Direction générale de la Cohésion sociale

Italy
Department for Equal Opportunities of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Malta
National Commission for Domestic Violence

Monaco
Departement des Affaires Sociales et de la Santé
Direction de l’Action et de l’Aide Sociales
Division enfance et famille

Montenegro
Coordinating Board for coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and measures to prevent and combat all forms of violence covered by the council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence


Netherlands
Official co-ordinating bodies are being set up or designated

Poland
Official co-ordinating bodies are being set up or designated

Portugal
Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (under the Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers)
National Human Rights Committee (chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Serbia
Coordination Body for Gender Equality

Slovenia
Association of Centres for Social Work

Spain
Délégation du gouvernement pour la violence fondée sur le genre

Sweden
Division for Gender Equality at the  Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Switzerland
Département fédéral de l’intérieur
Bureau fédéral de l'égalité entre femmes et hommes BFEG
Domaine Violence domestique

Turkey
Ministry of Family and Social Policies
Directorate General of Status of Women