Labour MEPs have made a renewed call on the UK government to ratify the Istanbul Convention. What does it mean?

Earlier this week we marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – a chance to reflect on the work that still needs to be done.

The Istanbul Convention – full name the ‘Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence’ – is the most comprehensive legal framework that exists to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) placed before our government to date.

Its stated aim is to prevent, prosecute and eliminate all forms of…


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