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How Ukraine’s System of Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women will Need to be Improved Following Ukraine’s Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

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How will the Istanbul Convention help to stop violence against women in Ukraine?

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International round table “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine: Implementing the Istanbul Convention during armed conflict”

29 November 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 23 November 2022, the Council of Europe project “Combatting violence against women in Ukraine” (COVAW) organised an online international round table which brought together about 60 participants who discussed implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating...

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“From awareness to accountability: END GENDER BASED VIOLENCE NOW!”

25 November 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

“From awareness to accountability: END GENDER BASED VIOLENCE NOW!” Joint statement in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 2022 Since the full-scale invasion by the...

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Ukraine: We must help victims of sexual violence by Russian soldiers

SECRETARY GENERAL 24 November 2022 Strasbourg

Nine months to the day that war in Ukraine began, we read increasing reports of alleged war crimes, including sexual violence against women and girls. Sadly, history is repeating itself. Rape and other forms of sexual violence committed by combatants during armed conflict are as old as war...

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Ukrainian civil society organisations provide vital support to women during war

7 November 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

Projects by four Ukrainian civil society organisations have been successfully completed in October 2022, focused on protecting and promoting women’s human rights during the war in Ukraine, with financial support from the Council of Europe. The Ukrainian women lawyers’ association “JurFem”...

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The Istanbul Convention entered into force on 1 November 2022

1 November 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

Congratulations Ukraine! The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention) entered into force on 1 November, after approval by the Ukrainian Parliament on 20 June 2022 and ratification on 18 July 2022. 37 countries...

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European ministers adopt “Dublin Declaration” on preventing violence through equality

Council of Europe 30 September 2022 Dublin

Thirty-eight member states have backed a “Dublin Declaration” pledging a series of steps to promote gender equality in order to help prevent domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. The declaration is inspired by the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention on violence against women, and...

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Protecting the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls discussed in Kyiv

29 September 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

Europe is facing its largest population displacement since World War II due to the war in Ukraine, and the majority of refugees have been women and children. The Council of Europe Recommendation on protecting the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls, adopted on 20 May...

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Easy-to-read version of the Istanbul Convention now available in Ukrainian

23 September 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

Over the course of Covid-19, many governments imposed strict restrictions on freedom of movement, which proved to be effective in reducing the spread of the pandemic and saving lives. However, many women and girls have suffered as a result of the confinement measures, which have also increased...

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Hundreds of professionals gather to discuss violence against women in conflict-affected Ukraine

26 July 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 21 July 2022, five hundred and twenty professionals who provide services to victims of violence against women, and ensure coordination of these services, participated in a one-day webinar organised by the Council of Europe. This webinar aimed to support participants’ important efforts to...

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Services to victims of sexual violence in Ukraine strengthened through professional training

26 July 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

During the week of 18 July 2022 the Council of Europe provided training to 46 hotline operators, psychologists, psychiatrists and social work specialists throughout Ukraine to support sexual violence victims’ access to gender-sensitive and victim-centred social, psychological, medical and legal...

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Marta Becerra (Strasbourg)
Head of Unit
Capacity building and co-operation projects unit
Gender Equality Division
Human Dignity and Gender Equality Department
https://www.coe.int/en/web/genderequality/co-operation-projects

Jenna Shearer Demir (Strasbourg)
Programme Advisor
Capacity building and co-operation projects unit
Gender Equality Division
Human Dignity and Gender Equality Department
https://www.coe.int/en/web/genderequality/co-operation-projects

Valeriia Tkachenko,
Senior Project Officer (Kyiv)
Tetiana Antonchenko,
Project Assistant (Kyiv)

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