Istanbul Convention to combat violence against women
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – International Affairs; Gender equality
- The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, is a human rights treaty of the Council of Europe against violence against women and domestic violence.
- The convention aims at prevention of violence, victim protection and “to end with the impunity of perpetrators”.
- Poland to withdraw from Istanbul Convention. It alleged that the convention was “harmful” because it required schools to teach children about gender.
- The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its coalition partners are closely aligned to the Catholic Church, and the government has promised to promote traditional family values.