The Venice Commission adopts an opinion on Armenia and the Istanbul Convention

14/10/2019 Strasbourg

Today, the Venice Commission has published an opinion (CDL(2019)035), adopted during its last Plenary session last Friday (11 October), on the Constitutional implications of the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic...

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Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women visits Belgium

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will carry out an evaluation visit to Belgium from 7 to 11 October 2019. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Belgium of the...

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Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women visits Spain

20/09/2019 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will carry out an evaluation visit to Spain from 25 September to 2 October 2019. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Spain...

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GREVIO represented at the Regional Network Conference "Unifying the voices for ending violence against women"

19/09/2019 Strasbourg

The conference organised today, in Belgrade, within the framework of the EU/ UN Women Regional programme “Ending Violence Against Women in Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, is bringing together participants from the Western Balkan region to discuss Roma women’s...

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GREVIO receives state report from Malta

10/09/2019 Strasbourg

The state report from Malta was received by GREVIO on 9 September 2019, and is published today in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will consider the report at its 19th meeting scheduled to take place in November 2019 in Strasbourg. GREVIO plans to...

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GREVIO publishes its first baseline evaluation report on Finland

headline 2/09/2019 Strasbourg

Today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its first baseline evaluation report on Finland. The report contains an overall analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. It...

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Armenia requests an opinion from Venice Commission

30/07/2019 Strasbourg

The Minister of Justice of Armenia requested the Venice Commission to provide an opinion on the constitutional implications of the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) for Armenia.

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Call for tenders for international consultancy services in the areas of gender equality and combating violence against women and domestic violence

15/7/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality and Violence against Women Divisions are launching a call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the areas of gender equality and combating violence against women. Selected consultants will be included in a list of potential providers to...

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GREVIO exchanges views with European Court of Human Rights

27/06/2019 Strasbourg

Today, GREVIO held an exchange of views with a delegation of judges of the European Court of Human Rights, led by its President, judge Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, to discuss the Court’s jurisprudence on violence against women and domestic violence and the creation of synergies between their...

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GREVIO elects its President and Vice-Presidents

25/06/2019 Strasbourg

Today, the Group of experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), started its 18th meeting, in Strasbourg. Considering that the mandate of the Bureau of GREVIO had expired on 31 May 2019, and according to the Rules of Procedure, the members elected : Ms...

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Intimate partner violence against women is an essential factor in the determination of child custody, say women’s rights experts

17/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Platform of undersigned United Nations and regional independent mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights (Dubravka Šimonovic, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences; Hilary Gbedemah Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of...

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Statement of the Platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights

3/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights, in a statement released on 31 May 2019, calls on all States taking part in the negotiations of a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) instrument to address violence and...

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Exchange of views between the President of GREVIO and the Committee of Ministers

29/05/2019 Strasbourg

During her last exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing President of GREVIO Professor Feride Acar, provided an overview of the work of GREVIO since its establishment in 2015 and her activities as the first President of GREVIO . The President of GREVIO shared with the...

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Conference "Women's rights at the crossroads" on the improvement of international co-operation to end violence against women

24/05/2019 Strasbourg

From domestic violence to rape, to trafficking of migrant girls and female genital mutilation, violence against women takes many forms – and it requires concerted action to stop it. A Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg on Friday 24 May – open to media, in Room G03 of the AGORA building –...

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The President of GREVIO receives Pro Merito medal

23/05/2019 Strasbourg

The outgoing President of GREVIO, Professor Feride Acar, was awarded the Council of Europe Pro Merito Medal in recognition of her commitment to the Council of Europe’s values and work. In her remarks, Director General of Democracy Snezana Samardzic-Markovic presenting the medal on behalf of the...

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New Council of Europe methodology and tools help countries to map support services for victims of violence against women

23/04/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has developed a methodology and tools to draw inventories and to chart the various support services available for women who are victims of the diverse forms of violence covered by the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and...

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Compatibility of legislation of the Republic of Moldova with the provisions of the Istanbul Convention and the importance of the ratification

23/04/2019 Strasbourg

Aleid van den Brink, member of GREVIO, participated and contributed to Conference on the “Compatibility of legislation of the Republic of Moldova with the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and...

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10 GREVIO members elected

1 April 2019 Strasbourg

In accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2014)43 on rules on the election procedure of the members of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 19 November 2014, the State Parties to...

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Council of Europe adopts first-ever international legal instrument to stop sexism

28/03/2019 Strasbourg

In response to the #MeToo and other recent movements that have heightened awareness of persistent sexism in society, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted a Recommendation to stop sexism, which is for the first time ever, defined in a dedicated legal instrument. The...

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Joint statement : Independent women human rights mechanisms are part of the solution to “push back the pushbacks and keep pushing back”

22/03/2019 Strasbourg

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW) and other representatives of the platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights, including the President of GREVIO Professor...

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