Intimate partner violence against women is an essential factor in the determination of child custody, say women’s rights experts

17/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Platform of undersigned United Nations and regional independent mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights (Dubravka Šimonovic, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences; Hilary Gbedemah Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of...

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Statement of the Platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights

3/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights, in a statement released on 31 May 2019, calls on all States taking part in the negotiations of a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) instrument to address violence and...

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

29/05/2019 Strasbourg

During her last exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing President of GREVIO Professor Feride Acar, provided an overview of the work of GREVIO since its establishment in 2015 and her activities as the first President of GREVIO . The President of GREVIO shared with the...

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Conference "Women's rights at the crossroads" on the improvement of international co-operation to end violence against women

24/05/2019 Strasbourg

From domestic violence to rape, to trafficking of migrant girls and female genital mutilation, violence against women takes many forms – and it requires concerted action to stop it. A Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg on Friday 24 May – open to media, in Room G03 of the AGORA building –...

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The President of GREVIO receives Pro Merito medal

23/05/2019 Strasbourg

The outgoing President of GREVIO, Professor Feride Acar, was awarded the Council of Europe Pro Merito Medal in recognition of her commitment to the Council of Europe’s values and work. In her remarks, Director General of Democracy Snezana Samardzic-Markovic presenting the medal on behalf of the...

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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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