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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. 


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8th meeting of the Committee of the Parties

The Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention helt its 8th meeting, from 30 to 31 January 2020, in Strasbourg.

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