21. European Convention on Violence against Women.

The Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence1 was adopted by the Council of Europe2 in 2011 for the purpose of:


    (1)     protecting women against all forms of violence and preventing, prosecuting and eliminating violence against women and domestic violence3;


    (2)     contributing to the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and promoting substantive equality between women and men, including by empowering women4;


    (3)     designing a comprehensive framework, policies and measures for the protection of and assistance to all victims of violence against women and domestic violence