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 Chancellery
Federal Minister of Women's Affairs, Family and Youth
Department for 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

Committee for Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (NAPE)

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

The Inter-agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

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

Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy

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)

National Agency for Equality between Women and Men/ANES

San Marino
L'autorité pour l'égalité des chances

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

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

 The Istanbul Convention

 Infographics and brochure on the four pillars of the Istanbul Convention: prevention, protection, prosecution and co-ordinated policies.