Combating violence against women

Partnership for Good Governance II (2019-2022)

This section presents the PGG support to ensuring equal and non-discriminatory access to justice to women, in particular women victims of violence, in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention); examples of promotion and implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention at national level and future actions to strengthening access of women to justice and combating violence against women in line with the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy and European standards.

Read the suggestion box results!

Speakers and participants of the online event “Improving the lives of citizens through better governance” of the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) held from 5 to 7 October 2020, had the opportunity to exchange about priorities in the region under the PGG Programme.

Check the section presenting the final analysis of these suggestions, concerning main PGG themes, submitted in this framework.


Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe

Meglena Kuneva, European Union Ambassador to the Council of Europe


The first Mentoring Programme for legal professionals in Eastern Partnership countries was inaugurated at the end of 2019 in the framework of PGG II. This Training of Mentors was the very first activity held in the framework of the regional PGG II project “Women’s Access to Justice: Delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards“. It builds on practical resources for legal professionals developed under previous PGG I regional projects on the topic of "strengthening women’s access to justice".

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