African Women Voices

Will This Silent Change Work for Women?

Migrant rights organisations active in the support of women have welcomed the coming into force today of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Referred to as ‘Istanbul Convention’, it is the first European treaty specifically targeting violence against women and domestic violence. To date it has been signed by 23 Council of Europe member states and ratified by 13 (Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Andorra, Denmark, France, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey).

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