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Did you know …?

Culture, custom, religion, tradition or so-called “honour” are unacceptable justifications for crimes of violence

Victims have the right to claim compensation from perpetrators

Visitation or custody rights of an abusive partner or family member should not jeopardise the rights and safety of a victim or children


  List of helplines 

  Women’s shelters you can contact 





There is a tool for decision-makers which ensures that the answer to all those questions is yes.

It is called the Istanbul Convention and it structures and encourages the state in its responsibility to prevent violence against women, protect victims and prosecute the perpetrators.

Has your country ratified it?



Learn more about the Istanbul Convention


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