United Kingdom

5 Dec, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Rape Crisis Scotland and Engender invite you to discuss whether implementing the Istanbul Convention is a useful lobbying goal for the women’s sector in Scotland

10.30 am, Thursday 5 December, 2013
Rape Crisis Scotland, Tara House, Bath Street, Glasgow

This event is part of a broader series of public events under the common slogan “Act against rape! Use the Istanbul Convention!” that are taking place during the sixteen days of activism against violence against women between 25 November and 10 December in 33 countries all over Europe.

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) is a concrete tool for change to eradicate all forms of male violence against women, specifically rape.

This short discussion event will provide an opportunity for women’s organisations to be briefed on the Istanbul Convention and possibilities for its use as a lobbying tool in Scotland, and to discuss possibilities for individual, organizational, or joint activism around it.

Agenda:

10.30 The Istanbul Convention, the “Act against rape! Use the Istanbul Convention!” campaign, and the possibilities for action in Scotland (Engender)

10.50 Current lobbying and influencing work on rape in Scotland (Rape Crisis Scotland)

11.10 Discussion on the usefulness of implementing the Istanbul Convention in Scotland, and possible joint work

12.00 Meeting concludes

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Rosaria Votta at rosaria@engender.org.uk.

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