The Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) has just begun its first monitoring period for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention by states. The monitoring period includes a questionnaire which states are to respond to within a certain period of time. Non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations working in the field of combating violence against women are also invited to submit information on the implementation of the Convention on the basis of this questionnaire.
The first two states which underwent a monitoring period are Monaco and Austria. After the Austrian government submitted the completed state questionnaire, Austrian women's organizations Association of Austrian Autonomous Women´s Shelters (AÖF) and Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre Vienna (IST) coordinated the writing of the NGO shadow report with other Austrian NGOs and recently submitted a detailed shadow report to GREVIO! If your state has ratified the convention, we highly encourage women's NGOs in your country to submit a shadow report to provide GREVIO with a non-governmental perspective of the situation in your country.
Take a look at the Austrian NGO Shadow Report to GREVIO for ideas on what a shadow report can look like for your country!