What Is Istanbul Agreement

According to Balkan Insight, criticism of the convention, which is the strongest in Central and Eastern Europe, and in particular of the far right and national conservatives, has little basis in its content. “With misinformation, populist rhetoric and calls for Christian and Islamic morality, [the critics] have succeeded in transforming a series of essentially guidelines that “create a comprehensive legal framework and approach to combating violence against women” into a sinister attempt by Western Europeans to shift their overly liberal policies to reluctant societies further east.” [34] But what has the Istanbul Convention really made a difference so far? Below are some examples of what it looks like in practice. Thousands of women protested against the move to cities across Poland. Recently, several countries have expressed their desire to leave the Istanbul Convention, the first legally binding instrument to define a series of legislative provisions to combat violence against women. Message from Claudia LUCIANI, Director of the Directorate of Human Dignity, Equality and Governance, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Thousands of people, mostly women, took to the streets of Warsaw, the capital, on Friday to fight the exit of the Istanbul Convention. Since the 1990s, the Council of Europe has launched several initiatives to promote the protection of women from violence. Over the years and over several campaigns, it has become increasingly clear that a number of legal standards are needed to ensure that victims can receive the same level of protection everywhere. Image courtesy of the Office of the High Commissioner. Click on the map to view the interactive dashboard. In a statement released today on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence…

The convention is responsible for a group of independent experts, the expert group on violence against women and domestic violence (GREVIO), to oversee the implementation of the convention. Its members are elected by state parties; Depending on the number of state parties, the body consists of ten to fifteen members. [30] CAPC also noted that the Istanbul Convention has helped to raise awareness of domestic violence and educate victims. It also sparked a debate on the subject, MPs said. Theme:Ending Violence Against Women and Girls This event marked the official launch of the fourth phase of the programme, which was attended by representatives of the Council of Europe, the European Union and representatives of civil society institutions and organisations in the southern Mediterranean, both nationally and internationally.