Newsletter of the Parliamentary Network - Women Free from Violence (2015)
The Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence is composed of parliamentarians, belonging to delegations of member and observer States with the Parliamentary Assembly, as well as delegations of partners for democracy. It has been active since 2006, when it contributed to the Council of Europe campaign Stop domestic violence against women. The Network has played an unfatigable role in trying to raise legal and policy standards in the area of the prevention of violence against women, the protection of its victims and the effective prosecution of the perpetrators, and in promoting the Istanbul Convention.Its efforts have finally been rewarded with the entry into force of the Convention on 1 August 2014. A new phase is now commencing, the implementation phase, in which the Network will also have a key role to play as national parliaments and the Parliamentary Assembly are invited to participate in the monitoring process of the Convention.
Newsletter December 2015.