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Comparison of The Istanbul Convention and the CEDAW Framework | Council of Europe

January 1, 2018 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence

A comparison of key measures to prevent and combat violence against women.

Author(s) / Source: Council of Europe

"Opened for signature in Istanbul in May 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) is the first legally-binding instrument in Europe in this field, and in terms of scope, the most far reaching international treaty to tackle this serious violation of human rights. It aims at zero tolerance for such violence and is a major step forward in making Europe and beyond a safer place. By accepting the Istanbul Convention, governments are obliged to change their laws, introduce practical measures and allocate resources to effectively prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence..."