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)

National Council on Gender Equality


Service des Politiques d'Égalité

Département des Affaires Sociales

Ministère des Affaires Sociales, de la Justice et de l'Intérieur


Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs

IV/4-Violence against  Women and women-specific Legislation


Institut pour l’égalité des femmes et des hommes

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina

State Government Office

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

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


Ministère de la santé, des affaires sociales et des droits des femmes

Direction générale de la Cohésion sociale


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


National Commission for Domestic Violence


Departement des Affaires Sociales et de la Santé

Direction de l’Action et de l’Aide Sociales

Division enfance et famille


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.


Official co-ordinating bodies are being set up or designated


Official co-ordinating bodies are being set up or designated

  • 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)


Coordination Body for Gender Equality


Association of Centres for Social Work


Délégation du gouvernement pour la violence fondée sur le genre


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


Ministry of Family and Social Policies

Directorate General of Status of Women