France intent on combating violence against women
Combating violence against women – GREVIO report: every area will be assessed – Press release issued by the office of the Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination
Paris, 19 November 2019
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) has issued the draft of its initial assessment report on France. The draft covers the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention) and assesses the level of compliance in French legislation and practice.
France is more committed than ever to preventing and combating all sexist and sexual violence, and it commends the Group of Experts, which emphasizes the government’s efforts in this battle.
France, which was awaiting the report, has committed itself and has been conducting a campaign for the universal ratification of the Istanbul Convention for two years, as part of its feminist diplomacy.
Every possible area of improvement will be assessed in order to be implemented as soon as possible, as Marlène Schiappa again pledged at the UN in Geneva last month during the regional convention./.