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Credits and Partners

 ‘End Violence Against Women’ is a public interest initiative of the Council of Europe. It aims to draw the attention of decision-makers and the general public to the issues, and to highlight the specific role of the Istanbul Convention as a pragmatic tool that can be used to structure and encourage the state in its responsibility to prevent violence against women, protect victims and prosecute the perpetrators.

The Council of Europe’s Directorate of Communications would like to thank the following partners in its action to mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November:


List of articles cited


Quotes & Sources 

  • “Domestic violence kills one women every 12 minutes.”
    Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2014). Global Study on Homicide 2013, p. 14.
  • “1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence during her lifetime.”
    Source: World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council (2013). Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, p.2.
  • “At least 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation.”
    Source: UNICEF (2016). Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A global concern
  • “1500 women are victims of acid attacks every year.”
    Source: Acid Survivors Trust International
  • “Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria.”
    Source: According to the World Bank Data. - UNIFEM (2003) Not a minute more: Ending Violence Against Women. United Nations Development Fund for Women




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