The Istanbul Convention Saves Women’s Lives

At a time when Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Girls,  and Poland has announced that it intends to do the same, the European Women’s Lobby publishes a report marking the 10th anniversary of the convention. The conclusion of the report is clear: The Istanbul Convention saves women’s lives.

Towards a Europe free of male violence against women and girls looks into the state of play of the implementation and impact of the Istanbul Convention within the context of an alarming surge of male violence against women and girls due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The report was developed with expert analysis from the EWL Observatory on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

IAW is a member of EWL and is represented in the Observatory.



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