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

15/03/2018 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 Portugal from 19 to 23 March 2018. This visit follows GREVIO’s review of Portugal’s state report and the state dialogue with the...

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GREVIO President Feride Acar at the CSW62 High Level Panel on Institutional Cooperation between Independent Mechanisms on violence against women

13/03/2018 Strasbourg

President Feride Acar representing CoE, GREVIO at the High Level Panel on Institutional Cooperation between Independent Mechanisms on violence against women along with Ms Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, Ms Amina J. Mohammed, UN...

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International women's day

08/03/2018 Strasbourg

On the occasion of international women's day 2018, the Council of Europe's Commissioner on Human Rights speaks out on Violence against women and Gender ideology. Please find the link here. Video interview with Bridget O’Loughlin, Executive Secretary of the Istanbul Convention

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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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