EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention: A vital opportunity to end violence against women and girls

ENAR, together with the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls, has launched a factsheet in support of the EU signature and ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention.

18 November 2016

More than 25 European civil society networks have joined forces in this European Coalition to End violence against women and girls (VAWG) in light of the recent policy developments at EU level regarding violence against women.

The European Coalition to end VAWG factsheet calls on different key EU decision makers to act in order to ensure that the EU signs and ratifies the Istanbul Convention in 2017, in the most meaningful way and within the broadest scope of EU competence as possible.

- Read the factsheet

Furthermore, the European Coalition to End VAWG has sent a letter to the European Commission with our demands regarding the proposal to mark 2017 as year of focused actions against violence against women, which will be announced on 25 November this year. In this regard, the European Coalition calls the Commission to ensure that this initiative is part of a broad and comprehensive Strategy to end all forms of violence against women.

- Download the letter

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