The United Kingdom ratifies the Istanbul Convention

21/07/2022 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, H.E. Mr Sandy Moss, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of...

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Ukraine ratifies the Istanbul Convention

18/07/2022 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, H.E. Mr Borys Tarasyuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe...

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Women’s rights expert meeting on the margins of the 50th Human Rights Council under the leadership of GREVIO

20/06/2022 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Platform of Independent Expert Mechanisms on the Elimination of Discrimination and Violence against Women (EDVAW Platform) held its 13th meeting in Geneva, discussing a range of issues of common concern. Pursuing...

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GREVIO publishes its report on Romania

16/06/2022 Strasbourg

Today, the Council of Europe Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its first baseline evaluation report on Romania. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. It...

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3rd General Report on GREVIO's activities

14/06/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) finds that many countries lack enough protection for children and domestic violence victims. GREVIO, which monitors implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and...

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12th meeting of the Committee of the Parties

8/06/2022 Strasbourg

The 12th meeting of the Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention was held in Strasbourg in hybrid format on 8 June 2022. During the meeting, the Committee adopted its conclusions in respect to Montenegro, Portugal and Sweden under its process of supervising the implementation of its...

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GREVIO receives state report for North Macedonia

06/04/2022 Strasbourg

The state report from North Macedonia was received by GREVIO on 5 April 2022, 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 27th meeting scheduled to take place in June 2022. GREVIO plans to carry out an...

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GREVIO receives state report for Greece

4/04/2022 Strasbourg

The state report from Greece was received by GREVIO on 31 March 2022, 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 27th meeting scheduled to take place in June 2022. GREVIO plans to carry out an evaluation...

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

25/03/2022 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 Iceland from 28 March to 1 April 2022. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Iceland of...

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President Iris Luarasi launches new flyer on the EDVAW Platform

18/03/2022 Strasbourg

On the margins of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the Platform of Independent Expert Mechanisms on the Elimination of Discrimination and Violence against Women (EDVAW Platform) held its 12th meeting through virtual means, discussing a range of issues of common...

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Ensuring non-discrimination in responding to violence against women: new publication on Article 4, paragraph 3 of the Istanbul Convention

17/03/2022 Strasbourg

Today, a new publication is being released, explaining ways to ensure the non-discriminatory implementation of measures addressing violence against women and domestic violence on the basis of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence...

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Preventing violence against women through education – new publication on Article 14 of the Istanbul Convention

10/03/2022 Strasbourg

Just days after International Women's Day, a new publication has been made available on the role of formal and informal education in preventing violence against women and domestic violence. This publication belongs to a series of in-depth analyses of articles of the Convention on preventing and...

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GREVIO receives state report for Luxembourg

9/03/2022 Strasbourg

The state report from Luxembourg (in French only) was received by GREVIO on 8 March 2022, 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 27th meeting scheduled to take place in June 2022. GREVIO plans to...

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Council of Europe's expert group on violence against women visits Cyprus

09/03/2022 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 Cyprus from 14 to 18 March 2022. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Cyprus of the...

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Experts call on using the international and regional legal framework to stop all forms of violence against women and girls - International Women’s Day

8/03/2022 Strasbourg

On the International Women’s Day, the UN and regional experts, including members of the Platform of Independent Expert Mechanisms on the Elimination of Discrimination and Violence against Women (EDVAW Platform), have issued a joint statement calling on States to reaffirm the existing legal...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of International Women’s Day 8 March

War in Ukraine: protecting women and girls

7/03/2022 Strasbourg

“As we continue to witness the horrors of war in Ukraine, I urge an agreement on viable humanitarian corridors which are essential to allow the safe passage of thousands of displaced persons fleeing death and destruction - most of them women and children. With more than 1.7 million refugees so...

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EDVAW Platform side event “Building a common front against the digital dimension of violence against women” on the margins of CSW66

7/03/2022 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the Platform of Independent Expert Mechanisms on Discrimination and Violence against Women (EDVAW Platform) is organizing a side event addressing digital violence against women. This online event will take place...

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Portugal submits its reporting form on the implementation of recommendations issued by the Committee of the Parties

03/03/2022 Strasbourg

The authorities of Portugal have submitted their reporting form on the implementation of recommendations issued by the Committee of the Parties. The completed reporting form has been published today, in accordance with the agreed procedure. The Committee of the Parties will proceed with the...

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Montenegro submits its reporting form on the implementation of recommendations issued by the Committee of the Parties

24/02/2022 Strasbourg

The authorities of Montenegro have submitted their reporting form on the implementation of recommendations issued by the Committee of the Parties. The completed reporting form has been published today, in accordance with the agreed procedure. The Committee of the Parties will proceed with the...

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GREVIO receives state report for the Republic of Croatia

24/02/2022 Strasbourg

The state report from the Republic of Croatia was received by GREVIO on 21 February 2022, 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 27th meeting scheduled to take place in June 2022. GREVIO plans to...

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