GREVIO receives state report for Georgia

14/12/2020 Strasbourg

The state report from Georgia was received by GREVIO on 11 December 2020, 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 23rd meeting scheduled to take place in February 2021. GREVIO plans to carry out an...

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We must keep up the momentum to end all violence against women

10/12/2020 Strasbourg

Today, as the 16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence draw to a close, GREVIO calls for continued action to end all forms of violence against women by ratifying or implementing the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women...

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GREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Andorra

30/11/2020 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 Andorra which contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. In its report,...

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GREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Spain

25/11/2020 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 Spain. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. It praises...

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Statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe: "We cannot allow the home to become a place of fear, again”

24/11/2020 Strasbourg

In a statement issued today, to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić,stresses the need to learn lessons from the first lockdowns this past spring, to face increasing calls to domestic...

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Joining the call to end pandemic of gender-related killings of and violence against women

23/11/2020 Strasbourg

Marceline Naudi, President of GREVIO, endorses the statement made by Dubravka Šimonović, United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Highlighting the pandemic nature of...

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GREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Malta

23/11/2020 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 Malta. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. It welcomes...

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Webinar on combatting online violence against women and girls

09/11/2020 Strasbourg

This online event (in English only), organised by the Secretariat of the Cybercrime Convention of the Council of Europe, will take place on the 12th of November and will include presentations and discussions to raise awareness about the Istanbul Convention, the 2019 Recommendation on preventing...

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GREVIO's Working Group on a General Recommendation on the digital dimension of violence against women holds its first meeting

22/10/2020 Strasbourg

The first meeting of the GREVIO’s Working Group on a General Recommendation on the digital dimension of violence against women is taking place on 23 October 2020. The Working Group was established during GREVIO’s 21st meeting to explore the relevance and scope of application of the Istanbul...

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The National Assembly of Kosovo* decides to apply the Istanbul Convention

25/09/2020 Strasbourg

On 25 September 2020, the National Assembly of Kosovo* adopted an amendment to the Constitution that gives direct effect to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence - Istanbul Convention (CETS No.210). The Council of Europe and the...

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

24/09/2020 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 Poland from 28 September to 2 October 2020. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by...

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

23/09/2020 Ljubljana

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 Slovenia from 28 to 30 September 2020. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by Slovenia...

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GREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Belgium

headline 21/09/2020 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 Belgium. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. It welcomes...

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GREVIO receives state report for Norway

17/09/2020 Strasbourg

The state report from Norway was received by GREVIO on 16 September 2020, 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 22nd meeting scheduled to take place in October 2020. GREVIO plans to carry out an...

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

9/09/2020 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 San Marino from 15 to 17 September 2020. This visit is one of the steps in the procedure to monitor the implementation by San...

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GREVIO receives state report for Germany

1/09/2020 Strasbourg

The state report from Germany was received by GREVIO on 31 August 2020, 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 22nd meeting scheduled to take place in October 2020. GREVIO plans to carry out an...

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Poland should not withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, says Secretary General

26/07/2020 Strasbourg

Following recent news of Polish intentions to withdraw from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić made the following statement: ...

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Urgent action needed to end pandemic of gender-based violence, say women’s rights experts

15/07/2020 Strasbourg

On 14 July 2020, GREVIO joined UN and regional experts on violence against women and women’s rights in their call for urgent action to end the pandemic of gender-based violence. As countries imposed lockdowns to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the world saw “dramatic increases in cases of domestic...

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GREVIO to prepare its first General Recommendation on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention

29/06/2020 Strasbourg

Noting the need to highlight the continuum of violence against women and domestic violence offline and online, GREVIO decided during its 21st Plenary meeting to prepare its very first General Recommendation. In accordance with Article 69 of the Istanbul Convention, this work will demonstrate the...

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Online Conference on Violence against Woment and Girls and the COVID 19 pandemic

28/05/2020 Strasbourg

The President of GREVIO, Ms Marceline Naudi, will intervene as a speaker at an online conference organised by the Inter-American Commission of Women, the Follow-up Mechanism to the Convention of Belém do Pará and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The aim of this international conference...

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