11. May 2021 |

Conference “Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of action”

Conference organised by the Gender Equality Division and the Violence against Women Division of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the framework of the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

11 May 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Istanbul Convention. The international recognition that the Istanbul Convention has obtained and the concrete impact that it has had on national legislation and practices, as well as – what is most important – on victims, are all causes for celebration.

Watch the Online Conference “Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of action”:

Conference “Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of action” (coe.int)

“While WAVE will continue to raise awareness about the Istanbul Convention at every opportunity, we will also strongly engage against every attack coming from the increasing ideological and political forces which are very dangerously trying to bring back a view of the “traditional family” where women’s basic rights and freedoms are questioned and thrown back decades, at same time combatting every instance of gender equality.” – Marcella Pirrone, President of WAVE

For Marcella Pirrone’s full speaking notes that were presented at the Online Conference “Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of action”, please click here.

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