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Domestic violence against women

Istanbul convention
1'17' 12 September 2013 Council of Europe Strasbourg

The Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is based on the understanding that violence against women is a form of gender-based violence that is committed against women because they are women.  It is the obligation of the state to address it fully in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, to protect its victims and to prosecute the perpetrators.


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