Istanbul Convention

Children ‘Invisible’ in Serbia’s Response to Domestic Abuse

"Children are not sufficiently recognised as victims in the context of gender-based violence because it is not sufficiently recognised how violence affects children's emotional, physical, psychological development, their behaviour and the process of socialisation," Padejski Sekerovic told BIRN.

Erdogan’s Withdrawal from Istanbul Convention ‘Illegal’, Top Prosecutor Says

Women in masks hold placards and shout slogans during a rally against violence against women in Istanbul, August 5, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

"The presidential decision on the annulment of the treaty did not comply with the law," Mucukgil said in a court case, the daily Cumhuriyet reported.

CoE urges Slovenia to address all types of violence against women

Ljubljana – The government has received a report by the Council of Europe’s group of experts on Slovenia’s implementation of the Istanbul Convention. The group believes that the measures taken in Slovenia do not cover all types of violence as defined in the convention. Slovenia needs to respond to all forms of violence in a holistic way, the experts said.

Women protest withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Thousands of people took to the streets of Turkey's largest cities to protest against the country's withdrawal from an international treaty to combat violence against women.

Protests were planned again over the weekend as an appeal against the withdrawal from opposition parties was rejected by the Council of State on June 30.

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U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said Turkey's move was a step backwards for international efforts to end violence against women, Reuters reported.
Meanwhile, thousands of people took to the streets of Turkey's largest cities to protest Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.

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Council of State rejects bid to halt Istanbul Convention withdrawal

Turkey's Council of State has rejected a request for the continuation of Turkey's stay in the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty designed to eradicate violence against women, and the annulment of the president's decision to leave the agreement despite an avalanche of opposition from women and feminist groups.