GREVIO receives state report from Italy

22/10/2018 Strasbourg

The state report from Italy was received by GREVIO today, on 22 October 2018, and is published in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will consider it at its 16th meeting scheduled to take place in February 2019 in Strasbourg. GREVIO plans to carry out...

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The importance of Women’s Specialist Services in tackling violence against women

20/10/2018 Strasbourg

Today, Christina Olsen from the Council of Europe Secretariat of the monitoring mechanism of the Istanbul Convention, delivered a keynote speech on “Women’s rights are human rights” at the 20th WAVE Conference: “The Importance of Women’s Specialist Services in Tackling Violence against Women”. ...

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GREVIO Secretariat presents Istanbul Convention as a tool to improve access to justice for women victims of violence

18/10/2018 Strasbourg

The regional conference on Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence organised under the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) project of the Council of Europe opened with a discussion on the standards set by the Istanbul Convention in ending impunity and ensuring criminal justice for women...

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GREVIO publishes its reports on Montenegro and Turkey

15/10/2018 Strasbourg

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

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The President of GREVIO at the joint meeting of the Platform of independent international & regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights

4/10/2018 Strasbourg

The President of GREVIO, Professor Feride Acar took part in the joint meeting of the Platform of independent international & regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights, on 2 October 2018, in Boulder, Colorado (USA). The Platform aims to develop institutional links and...

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

02/10/2018 Paris

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 in France from 8 to 12 October 2018. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by France of the...

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Estonia to adopt more human rights oriented policies to improve the protection of women

1/10/2018 Strasbourg

On 28 September 2018, the Commissioner for HR of the CoE, Dunja Mijatović released the report on her visit to Estonia, in June 2018. “To build a more cohesive society, the Estonian authorities should strengthen the protection of women from violence, close the gender pay gap and uphold the rights...

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

27/09/2018

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 Finland from 1 to 5 October 2018. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Finland of the...

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The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights calls upon the Albanian authorities to implement GREVIO’s findings

17/09/2018 Strasbourg

In the report following her visit to Albania from 21 to 25 May 2018, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights expresses her concerns with regard to the negative impact of domestic violence on children. The Commissioner supports the GREVIO conclusion that the authorities should take the...

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GREVIO receives state report from the Netherlands

7/09/2018 Strasbourg

The state report from the Netherlands was received by GREVIO on 6 September 2018, and is published today in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will consider it at its 16th meeting scheduled to take place in February 2019 in Strasbourg. GREVIO plans to...

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Luxembourg ratifies the Istanbul Convention

07/08/2018

Today, in Strasbourg, the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg 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 domestic violence (CETS No.210). The Convention will enter into...

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Greece ratifies the Istanbul Convention

18/06/2018 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Stelios Perrakis, Permanent Representative of Greece to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and...

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Croatia ratifies the Istanbul Convention

12 June 2018

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of Ms Gabriella Battaini - Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Miroslav Papa, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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Five additional members joining GREVIO

24/05/2018 Strasbourg

Today, in 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,...

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World’s Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy for 2018

headline 24/05/2018 Strasbourg

Apolitical has published, yesterday, a list of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world. The list honors and celebrates women and men making the world more gender equal, whether they exert their influence through policymaking, research, advocacy or however else. “It’s...

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GREVIO receives state report for Finland

headline 4/05/2018 Strasbourg

The state report from Finland was received by GREVIO on 3 May 2018, and is published today in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will consider at its 14th meeting scheduled to take place from 25 to 27 June 2018 in Brussels. GREVIO plans to carry out an...

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Iceland ratifies the Istanbul Convention

26/04/2018 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Mr Ásmundur Einar DADASON, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality in Iceland, deposited the instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and...

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GREVIO receives state report for France

06/04/2018 Strasbourg

The state report from France was received by GREVIO on 5 April 2018, and is published today in accordance with Rule 33, paragraph 6 of GREVIO’s Rules of Procedure. The Group will consider at its 14th meeting scheduled to take place from 25 to 27 June 2018 in Brussels. GREVIO plans to carry out an...

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"The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" ratifies the Istanbul Convention

23/03/2018 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Gabriella Bataini-Dragoni, Mr Petar POP-ARSOV Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” to the Council of Europe, ...

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

23/03/2018 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 Sweden from 26 to 29 March 2018. This visit follows GREVIO’s review of Sweden’s state report and the state dialogue with the...

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