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Situation Report on VAW 2017 in France | EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights has analysed and compared the legal and political frameworks of different countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East concerning the fight against gender-based violence and the protection offered to victims.
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Mar 1, 2017
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Despite different approaches and achievements, these countries – Cyprus, Egypt, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey – show alarming common trends.

In France, in 2015 alone, 115 women were killed by their spouse or former spouse in France, while 7 women were killed by their unofficial partner (lovers, boyfriends, episodic relationships etc.).

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Austria: First country report about Istanbul Convention implementation (GREVIO)

Monaco and Austria were the first countries to be evaluated by GREVIO expert team
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Jan 1, 2016

Mit der Istanbul Konvention wurden zum ersten Mal in Europa verbindliche Rechtsnormen zu Gewalt gegen Frauen und häuslicher Gewalt geschaffen. Sie umfasst alle Formen von geschlechtsspezfischer Gewalt gegen Frauen und ermöglicht die internationale Anhebung der Standards im Bereich Gewalt gegen Frauen. Außerdem sind die Mitgliedstaaten aufgefordert, die Verpflichtungen hinsichtlich häuslicher Gewalt auch auf Männer und Kinder anzuwenden.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 2: Istanbul Convention

Second volume of the ACUNS Femicide series on forced marriage, VAW and the Istanbul Convention
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May 15, 2014
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On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ACUNS Vienna organized its second annual symposium, focusing on “Forced Marriage, Violence against Women and the Istanbul Convention.” The symposium brought together high-ranking diplomats, representatives from UNFPA, UN Women, UNICEF, OHCHR, and UNODC, with the President of the Austrian Parliament, Ms. Barbara Prammer, who addressed the meeting. The leading proponents of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, Ms.

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Comparison of The Istanbul Convention and the CEDAW framework - Council of Europe

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

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