Austrian Women’s Ring organises an event on the 11 December in Vienna. As Austria has already signed, ratified the Istanbul Convention, the event will look into participation of NGOs in the implementation and monitoring process. The prerequisites for a platform to follow the implementation and the monitoring process were discussed, as well as the participation of NGOs and of Members of the Austrian Parliament.
The Austrian Member of Parliament Gisela Wurm, who is the leader of the Austrian delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, will be the keynote speaker.
In the Round Table Discussion, moderated by the Chair of Frauenring Christa Pölzlbauer, the experts Katharine Beclin, Marion Breiter, Ursula Kussyk and Catharina Grau will discuss legal prerequisites to implement the Istanbul Convention, such as changes in the criminal law in particular sentences for perpetrators and the rights of victims.
Participation of NGOs will discussed as well as a framework to support such participation.