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Istanbul Convention to combat violence against women 

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  • July 28, 2020
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Istanbul Convention to combat violence against women 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – International Affairs; Gender equality 

About 

  • 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”. 

In news: 

  • 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. 

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