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International day for the elimination of violence against women - Statement by the President and the Secretary a.i. of the Venice Commission


The scourge of violence against women and domestic violence must be stopped!

Constitutions and legislation must provide adequate protection and the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention gives additional tools, ideas and an international monitoring mechanism.

Gender equality is not an option, it is an obligation! So is safety, inside and outside the home.

The Venice Commission is ready to assist.
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