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The Council of Europe 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 fully address it in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators. Failure to do so would make it the responsibility of the state. The convention leaves no doubt: there can be no real equality between women and men if women experience gender-based violence on a large-scale and state agencies and institutions turn a blind eye.

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GREVIO 12th meeting

Strasbourg, 9 - 13 October 2017


GREVIO held its 12th meeting, from 9 to 13 October 2017 in Strasbourg.

During this meeting, GREVIO adopted its (baseline) evaluation reports on Albania and Denmark and met separately with representatives of Montenegro and Turkey to discuss issues related to their respective state reports.

GREVIO re-elected Feride Acar as President and elected Marceline Naudi as First Vice-President and Simona Lanzoni as Second Vice-President, all for a term of office of two years.

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