GREVIO reviews state report with representatives from Portugal

22/02/2018 Strasbourg

On 22 February 2018, under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure, GREVIO held a dialogue with the authorities of Portugal on issues related to their state report. The Portuguese delegation included the Ambassador João Maria CABRAL, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the Council of...

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GREVIO reviews state report with representatives from Sweden

21 February 2018 Strasbourg

On 21 February 2018, under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure, GREVIO held a dialogue with the authorities of Sweden on issues related to their state report. The Swedish delegation was composed of various representatives from Sweden: H.E. Ms Pernilla Baralt, State Secretary of the Minister...

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4th meeting of the Committee of the Parties

30/01/2018 Strasbourg

The 4th meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence was held in Strasbourg on 30 January 2018. For the first time, the Committee adopted recommendations under the first baseline evaluation of...

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Armenia signs the Istanbul Convention

18/01/2018 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, Mr Paruyr HOVHANNISYAN, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europe, signed the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). Armenia becomes the 45th member state...

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HELP course on Violence against Women launched for the first time in Armenia

19/12/2017 Strasbourg

The recently developed HELP course on Violence against Women and domestic violence was launched for the first time in Yerevan, for a group of Armenian investigators, prosecutors and lawyers. The kick-off event was co-organized with the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for...

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Switzerland ratifies the Istanbul Convention

14/12/2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, Mr Markus BÖRLIN Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and...

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New HELP online course on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

24/11/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme and the Council of Europe Violence against Women Division join forces in the the marking of 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by announcing the free online course on...

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Joint call by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and global and regional mechanisms on women’s rights to eradicate gender based violence against women

Strasbourg 24/11/2017

Ahead of the International Day on the Elimination of Violence against women, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Working Group on the issue of...

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GREVIO publishes its reports on Albania and Denmark

Today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published two evaluation reports, on Albania and Denmark. The reports contain an overall analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. They...

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CEDAW launches General Recommendation No.35 on gender-based violence against women

17/11/2017 Strasbourg

On 14 July 2017, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) adopted General Recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating General Recommendation 19. With a view to disseminating the content of General Recommendation 35 and...

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Cyprus ratifies the Istanbul Convention

headline 10/11/2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Spyros Attas, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification by Cyprus of the Council of Europe Convention...

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GREVIO President at the World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week 2017

7/11/2017 Strasbourg

Ms Feride Acar, President of the Group of Experts on action against violence against women and domestic violence (GREVIO) participated in a meeting with the Organization of American States SG Luis Almagro, as well as a panelist in an international conference on "Violence against women, regional...

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

6/11/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) is carrying out an evaluation visit to Montenegro from 6 to 9 November 2017. This visit follows GREVIO’s review of Montenegro’s state report and the state dialogue with...

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

30 October 2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) is carrying out an evaluation visit to Turkey from 30 October to 5 November 2017. This visit follows GREVIO’s review of Turkey’s state report and the state dialogue...

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Estonia ratifies the Istanbul Convention

26/10/2017 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, Ms Katrin Kivi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Council of Europe, deposited its instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic...

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Germany ratifies the Istanbul Convention

12/10/2017

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Ms Elke Ferner, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth of Germany, deposited the instrument of ratification by Germany, of the...

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GREVIO reviews state report with representatives from Turkey

11/10/2017 Strasbourg

On 11 October 2017, under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure, GREVIO held a dialogue with the authorities of Turkey on issues related to their state report. The Turkish delegation included the Ambassador Erdoğan İŞCAN (Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Council of Europe) and was...

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GREVIO reviews state report with representatives from Montenegro

10/10/2017 Strasbourg

On 10 October 2017, under its first (baseline) evaluation procedure, GREVIO held a dialogue with the authorities of Montenegro on issues related to their state report. The Montenegrin delegation included the Ambassador Bozidarka Krunić (Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the Council of...

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Seminar to launch the Gap analysis of Armenian criminal law in the light of the standards established by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and domestic Violence

9/10/2017 Strasbourg

On 11 October 2017, the Council of Europe will organise a seminar in Yerevan (Armenia) to present the “Gap analysis of Armenian criminal law in light of the standards established by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence”...

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

27 September 2017 Strasbourg

Today, for the very first time, Ms Feride Acar the President of GREVIO held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. On this occasion she presented GREVIO’s work to date, from the adoption of the questionnaire to the publication of GREVIO’s first two baseline...

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