Launch event: General Recommendation on the Digital Dimension of Violence against Women
General Recommendation No.1 adopted by GREVIO on the Digital Dimension of Violence against Women
Back in May 2021, a conference entitled "Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of action" organised by the Violence against Women Division of the Council of Europe marked the 10th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Istanbul Convention. Six months on at its 25th Meeting, the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) adopted its first General Recommendation on the digital dimension of violence against women.
Encouraged by anonymity and automation, online and technology-facilitated violence against women is pervasive and many forms of violence occurring offline are replicated, and even intensified, through digital means. To raise awareness on this extremely topical issue, a launching event is organised by the Violence against Women Division of the Council of Europe on Wednesday 24 November 2021.
The event will feature a presentation of the General Recommendation by GREVIO President Iris Luarasi as well as interventions by CoE Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, Chair of the Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention Nina Nordström and Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Council of Europe Director-General of Democracy. A panel discussion will take place and give an opportunity for speakers to showcase the General Recommendation’s reach and relevance in relation to the work conducted in the field as well as highlight some of the most promising practices.
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