GREVIO’s Evaluation Report on Turkey is published – GREVIO Türkiye Değerlendirme Raporu’nu yayınladı

GREVIO published its first evaluation report on Turkey on 15 October 2018. The report states that the lack of a systematic and thorough assessment of the policies, and the authorities’ increasing emphasis on women’s traditional roles and stereotypes are factors undermining positive efforts. The report expresses concern about impunity, and also points to women’s underreporting of …

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Toolkit for Monitoring Implementation of the Istanbul Convention/Bosna i Hercegovina: Priručnik za praćenje primjene Istanbulske konvencije

10 October 2018 – The Foundation United Women Banja Luka and Citizens’ Association Medica Zenica facilitated preparation of the Toolkit for Monitoring Implementation of the CoE Convention on Prevention and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).

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Harmonization of country legislation with the Istanbul Convention – Harmonizimi i legjislacionit vendas me Konventën e Stambollit

In Albania, the current situation of domestic violence continues to be problematic, figures are alarming considering that the level of reporting violence is still low and the real incidence is very high. Year after year we see an increase in the number of denouncements, thanks to the great information and awareness work that has been …

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Court defined the case of unmarried couple as “domestic violence” – Partnerin uyguladığı şiddet “ev içi şiddet” sayıldı

A family court in Ankara has concluded a case of an unmarried couple as “domestic violence” in Turkey and sentenced the accused partner to pay alimony. The court decision included specific reference to the Istanbul Convention. The court has stated that although the couple is not married, violent acts between partners should be considered as “domestic violence” according to …

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Capacity Development Workshops for Women Lawyers – Kadın Avukatlar İçin Kapasite Geliştirme Atölyeleri

A total of 60 women lawyers working in the area of combating gender-based violence attended 3 capacity development workshops in Ankara, as part of a joint project of the Foundation for Women’s Solidarity and the Capacity Development Association, titled “Strengthening the Representation of Women subjected to Violence in the Justice Mechanism”. During the 3-day workshops, …

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Governorship’s Circular on the Prevention of Violence Against Women – Antalya Valiliği’nden Kadına Yönelik Şiddetin Önlenmesine Dair Genelge

The Governorship of Antalya has issued a circular on the prevention of violence against women, prepared as a set of suggestions by the Antalya Bar Association Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Board based on the Istanbul Convention. The circular has been sent to municipalities and 69 public insitutions. The circular makes direct reference to the …

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Situation Analysis: Social Mapping, Legal and Fiscal Context, and Capacities of Providers of Social Services Analiza e Situatës: Planifikimi Social, Konteksti Ligjor dhe Fiskal dhe Kapacitetet e Ofruesve të Shërbimeve Sociale”

Save the Children in Kosovo and European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research present the “Situation Analysis: Social Mapping, Legal and Fiscal Context, and Capacities of Providers of Social Services” Report Save the Children in Kosovo, in partnership with the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, and within the scope of a …

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