The Istanbul Convention- domestic violence gets the spotlight

Today, Andorra became the 10th country in the Council of Europe to ratify the Istanbul Convention (text of the convention here). The document establishes definitions and legal standards for domestic violence, violence against women, forced marriages, and female genital mutilation. While the signatories need the teeth to turn these standards into the legal reality, it is encouraging to see an entire document devoted to the many types of gender-based violence.

Also, go Andorra.

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