The cross-border HELP course on violence against women and domestic violence for legal professionals of the southern Mediterranean region is being launched on 25-26 November 2019 in Rabat in the framework of the South Programme III. Organised in collaboration with the Higher Institute of the Judiciary and the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office of Morocco, this event marks the launch of this cross-border course on violence against women and domestic violence, involving partners from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine*.
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), now open to beneficiaries of the southern Mediterranean region, has developed an online course on combating violence against women and domestic violence. This course addresses in a interactive manner the key concepts, the international and European legal framework, in particular the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), as well as the case law governing the prevention and protection of women and girls who are victims of violence. The online course is already available in English on the HELP online platform and will be available in Arabic in spring 2020.
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*This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe and European Union member States on this issue.
The South Programme III is a joint programme of the Council of Europe and the European Union, financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.