The Istanbul Convention

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) sets standards for comprehensive measures to prevent and combat violence against women, recognising that “violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared to men” (Preamble).

Check all the information on the Istanbul Convention in the dedicated website of the Council of Europe.

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Loud and United to end violence against women and girls, European Women’s Lobby Conference, 6 December 2017, Brussels.

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