PACE President Anne Brasseur

A new Convention for combating domestic violence

On 1 August 2014, a new stage will begin in the protection of human rights in Europe: the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence will enter into force in 11 Council of Europe member States. More

Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention: declaration by J. Mendes Bota

José Mendes-Bota (Portugal, EPP/CD) Today, the Council of Europe Convention on the prevention and fight against violence against women and domestic violence enters into force in 11 member States. It is a historic day for women's rights,said José Mendes Bota. More

The Istanbul Convention, a milestone for the protection of women from violence

The Istanbul Convention, which will enter into force on 1 August, is the most comprehensive instrument aiming at protecting women from violence,” said Gisela Wurm, in a press conference on 28 July in Vienna. More

A suitable legal framework is needed to tackle effectively violence against women

Despite efforts to support structures for prevention of violence against women and support to victims, the phenomenon cannot be tackled effectively in the absence of a suitable legal framework,” today said Ms Giannakaki More

Violence against women with disabilities is an invisible reality

“Women with disabilities are four times more likely to suffer from sexual violence than other women,” said Ana Peláez Narváez, member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More

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