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Council of Europe leaders highlight 70 years of the Convention

Thanks to the Convention, overseen by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Europe has the strongest system of international human rights protection anywhere in the world. More

Joint statement regretting Slovak Parliament’s opposition to ratifying the Istanbul Convention

We regret to learn of the renewed opposition of the Slovak Parliament to ratify the the Istanbul Convention, said President Liliane Maury Pasquier and Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo, the Assembly’s General Rapporteur on violence against women. More

Illumination of the Palais to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Thanks to the support of members and many ambassadors, we have been able to make progress in raising awareness of the fight against sexism, harassment and violence against women,” Liliane Maury Pasquier said. More

Liliane Maury Pasquier: 'Let’s stay engaged to make the UN 2030 Agenda a success’

"We still have a long way to go to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals contained in the UN’s 2030 Agenda," said PACE President speaking at the opening of the 25th Lisbon Forum. More

Council of Europe leaders note success of Istanbul Convention, but warn of challenges ahead

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Council of Europe leaders note the success of Istanbul Convention, but warn of challenges ahead. More

Joint statement: 'Sexual abuse of children ruins lives'

Video clip aimed at breaking the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse "Today, on the occasion of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, we call on all parliaments to do more to protect children from sexual violence". More