Luxembourg launches its National Campaign on the Istanbul Convention

5/11/2018 Strasbourg

Luxembourg has launched its National Campaign on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). It comprises a Website and a Clip which will be broadcasted on radio, TV and cinemas all over Luxembourg. Luxembourg...

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France to launch a campaign aimed at securing the universal adoption of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

30/11/2018 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2018), France reaffirms its commitment and determination to ensure that the international community combats and eliminates all forms of violence carried out against women. In coordination with its...

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Round table with NGOs on Istanbul Convention

30/11/2018 Strasbourg

Representatives of NGOs from a number of Council of Europe member states met in Strasbourg to discuss progress with signature, ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and...

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

26/11/2018 Strasbourg

In a joint statement issued ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination...

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Fulfil the promise of a comprehensive response to violence against women

22/11/2018 Strasbourg

“All women and girls have the right to live free from violence. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. One in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence – 22% at the hands of their partner. More than half of all women have been sexually harassed with 20% of young women reporting...

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Ending misconceptions about the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

22/11/2018 Strasbourg

To mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the Council of Europe has published a new Question-and-Answer brochure aiming at clearing away serious misconceptions about its landmark Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women...

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The President of GREVIO at the Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy 2018

20/11/2018 Strasbourg

The President of GREVIO, professor Feride Acar, attended the Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy 2018, Gender Equality : Whose Battle? (Strasbourg, 19-21 November 2018). In her intervention during plenary session 2 - Time to stop sexism, discrimination and violence against women, the...

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Seminar Preventing, Combating and Responding to Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Trafficking in Human Beings in the Context of Asylum and Migration and session “Human rights of migrant, refugee, asylum seeking women and girls”

Oct / Nov 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and its specific provisions for migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women was in the focus of two recent events: the seminar on Preventing, Combating and Responding to...

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Mapping support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standards

08/11/2018 Strasbourg

During her intervention at the one-day training seminar on "Mapping support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standards", GREVIO member Biljana Branković provided an overview of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention with special focus on...

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

25/10/2018 Strasbourg

The President of GREVIO, Ms Feride Acar held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. She updated the deputies about progress with the signatures and ratification of the Istanbul Convention and GREVIO’s monitoring of the implementation of the Istanbul...

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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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