The European Coalition to end violence against women and girls has launched a factsheet in support of the EU signature and ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention. More than 25 European civil society networks have joined forces in this European Coalition to End violence against women and girls, convened by the European Women’s Lobby, in light of the recent policy developments at EU level regarding violence against women.
The European Coalition to end VAWG factsheet calls on different key EU decision makers to act in order to ensure that the EU signs and concludes (ratify) the Istanbul Convention in 2017, in the most meaningful way and within the broadest scope of EU competence as possible. Furthermore, the European Coalition to End VAWG has sent a letter to the European Commission with our demands regarding the proposal to mark 2017 as year of focused on actions against violence against women, which will was announced on 25 November 2016. In this regard, the European Coalition calls on the European Commission to ensure that this initiative is part of a broad and comprehensive Strategy to end all forms of violence against women. Download the letter here.
More information on EWL’s website
Read also: 2017 European Year of focused action to fight violence against women: will the EU walk the talk?