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Parliamentary hearing on the Istanbul Convention: a powerful tool for protection against violence

Violence against women

At its next meeting on 21 June, the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence will hold a hearing on the power of the Istanbul Convention as a tool for protection against violence against women and domestic violence.

Speakers will include the Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, Marcella Pirrone, President of Women Against Violence Europe, Hillary Margolis, Senior Researcher at the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, and Ana Sofia Fernandes, President of the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights .

The Parliamentary Assembly will mark the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention with an event on this topic on Wednesday 23 June during the plenary session.

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The hearing will be broadcast live from 2 pm to 3 pm on Monday 21 June (no registration required).