Based on the results of the phase three of the programme, combating violence against women and girls continues to be a priority area under the South Programme, by:

  • raising awareness on the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention);
  • building capacities of relevant stakeholders, such as members of the judiciary, national institutions, civil society organisations and media professionals, with a focus on prevention, victim protection, and prosecution of perpetrators;
  • offering technical assistance and expertise for the adoption, revision and implementation of legal frameworks in accordance with the provisions of the Istanbul Convention;

The Programme seeks also to reach out more beneficiaries of the Southern Mediterranean and strengthen regional co-operation in this field to support and facilitate sharing experience, good practices, lessons learned, and challenges in the region.

 

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 Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention): EN FR AR

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  Questions and answers on the Istanbul Convention: EN FR AR

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The Istanbul Convention is widely recognised as the most far-reaching legal instrument to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence as a violation of human rights.

It among others builds upon the principle of the 4 P's:

  • prevention of violence;
  • protection of victims;
  • prosecution of perpetrators; and 
  • partnership between relevant stakeholders.

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