May 11, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Istanbul Convention. The international recognition that the Istanbul Convention has obtained and the concrete impact that it has had on national legislation and practices, as well as – what is most important – on victims, are all causes for celebration.
The morning session of the conference is expected to reaffirm the political will of states parties to fully implement the Convention, and to generate genuine interest in the Convention among key stakeholders, media and NGO representatives in states who are not yet parties. The afternoon panel will discuss the implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation on preventing and combating sexism and the related Council of Europe campaign “Sexism: See it. Name it. Stop it!”, highlighting relevant initiatives of decision makers and civil society at the national and regional level.