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The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) entered into force 1 August 2014. It opens the path for creating a legal framework at pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence. The Convention also establishes a specific monitoring mechanism in order to ensure effective implementation of its provisions.
Origin date: 2014
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Article 6 on women with disabilities recognizes that women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination. In this regard, the parties shall take measures to ensure the full and equal enjoyment by them of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Origin date: 2007