06.07.2021, Civil Society Alternative Report: Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Switzerland criticised

The government’s report on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention (IC) in Switzerland shows the state's view of the issue of violence against women and domestic violence. For the over 90 members of the Network Istanbul Convention, including PeaceWomen Across the Globe, practical experience has shown that the current and planned measures are still far from sufficient to protect all people from violence and to fulfil the IC. The network demands more money and measures to prevent all forms of violence and to protect all those affected by violence.

The Istanbul Convention defines gender-based violence as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination. It recognises that gender-based violence is both structurally conditioned and an expression of unequal power relations, and that the realisation of de jure and de facto equality between genders is an important part of prevention. This acknowledgement of structural violence and unequal power relations is central to PeaceWomen Across the Globe. We regard the Istanbul Convention as an important instrument for combating gender-based violence and achieving gender equality.

Read the civil society report here (German):

Bericht Schweizer Zivilgesellschaftz 6.35 MB, PDF

The government report on the implementation. 

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