New report by GREVIO

06-04-2020 - 14:41
for Istanbul Convention
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Strasbourg, 06.04.2020 - A new report from the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) determines that while gender-based violence is now at the “forefront of public debate”, many Council of Europe member states should do more to end such violence.

GREVIO, the independent expert body responsible for monitoring implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ("Istanbul Convention"), is "pleased" many countries have introduced "higher legislative and policy standards" at the national level. On-site evaluation visits have shown that the convention is "extremely well regarded" by state authorities, women's organisations, and victims' associations. The report notes improvements in laws and policy documents, with states expanding legal norms of violence against women and domestic violence in line with the provisions of the convention and adopting required action plans.