Stalking - Istanbul Convention (2019)
Fear and anxiety take over every aspect of the daily life of a woman victim of stalking and trying to cope prevents her from holding down a job, being in a relationship, caring for children, etc. It is extremely difficult for victims to put an end to the stalking and to seek justice. Some Council of Europe member states do not have specific legislation on stalking, either in criminal or in civil law. In many languages, there is not even a word for stalking, which says a lot about how little accepted the concept is – or was.