Seminar Preventing, Combating and Responding to Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Trafficking in Human Beings in the Context of Asylum and Migration and session “Human rights of migrant, refugee, asylum seeking women and girls”Strasbourg Oct / Nov 2018
The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic...
Mapping support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standardsStrasbourg 08/11/2018
During her intervention at the one-day training seminar on "Mapping support services for victims...
Exchange of views between the President of GREVIO and the Committee of Ministers of the Council of EuropeStrasbourg 25/10/2018
The President of GREVIO, Ms Feride Acar held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers...
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.
15th meeting of GREVIO
Strasbourg, 10 - 11 September 2018
During this meeting, GREVIO welcomed its 5 new members, elected in May 2018, in the presence of the Director General for Democracy, Ms Snezana Samardzic – Markovic, as well as of Ms Claudia Luciani, Director of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance.
The meeting provided an opportunity to introduce the new GREVIO members to the group’s working methods and to illustrate progress achieved and issues raised within the framework of the evaluation of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention by state parties.