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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Side event on the Istanbul Convention

12/03/2019 Strasbourg

Today, in the context of the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in cooperation with the Council of Europe, organised a side event, sponsored by the Council of Europe and the Swiss Federation to learn more about...

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

11/03/2019 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 Italy from 13 to 20 March 2019. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Italy of the...

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

08/03/2019

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 Netherlands from 11 to 15 March 2019. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by the...

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Ireland ratifies the Istanbul Convention

8/03/2019

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

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8 Questions on the 8th of March

headline 8/03/2019 Strasbourg

On the occasion of 8 March, the Council of Europe is releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire in English, French, Italian, German and Russian, designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the...

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About The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

Some people say the Istanbul Convention is a threat to families. The real threat to families is...

7/03/2019

On the 8 March the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the priorities are in...

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About The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

The most important thing about the Istanbul Convention for men and boys is that...

6/03/2019

On the 8 March the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the priorities are in...

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About The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

Women victims of violence are best supported by...

5/03/2019

On the 8 March the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the priorities are in...

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About The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

To improve protection for women in my country we need...

4/03/2019

On the 8 March the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the priorities are in...

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About the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

To prevent violence against women my country needs to...

3/03/2019

On the 8 March the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the priorities are in...

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About the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

We all benefit from action to change stereotypes

2/03/2019

On the 8 March the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they think the priorities are in...

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Exchange of views between the President of GREVIO and the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

1/03/2019 Strasbourg

Today, the President of GREVIO Professor Feride Acar, along with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence again Women, its causes and consequences, Ms Dubravka Šimonovic, participated in an exchange of views with the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In her...

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About The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

Too many women suffer violence because they are women: silence and inaction is not an option.

1/03/2019

On the 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Violence Against Women Division at the Council of Europe will be releasing ‘8 Questions on 8 March’, an interactive questionnaire designed to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and get the views of as many people as possible about what they...

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About the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention

How do we stop violence against women?

Did you know… The Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention is a human rights convention? It aims to combat violence against women and domestic violence? It was agreed on by all European countries? The aim of the Istanbul Convention is to counter the devastating effect gender-based violence has...

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GREVIO receives state reports for Andorra

25/02/2019 Strasbourg

The state report from Andorra was received by GREVIO on 22 February 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 18th meeting scheduled to take place in June 2019 in Strasbourg. GREVIO plans to carry...

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