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Istanbul Convention
The Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention is aimed at protecting women and men from violence at home
Istanbul Convention
The Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention is aimed at protecting women and men from violence at home

Johanna Nelles
The Convention was opened for signature during the 121st Session of the of Committee of Ministers in Istanbul, Turkey, attended by foreign ministers from 47 member states. The Convention is also open to accession by non-European countries and by the European Union. Johanna Nelles, from the Council of Europe, explains what the Convention is and how it will work.
Johanna Nelles
The Convention was opened for signature during the 121st Session of the of Committee of Ministers in Istanbul, Turkey, attended by foreign ministers from 47 member states. The Convention is also open to accession by non-European countries and by the European Union.
Johanna Nelles, from the Council of Europe, explains what the Convention is and how it will work.

Domestic violence
It starts with screams but must never end in silence. In Europe between 12 and 15 per cent of all woman are subjected to violence on a daily basis. The Council of Europe launched a campaign to put an end to this scourge.
Domestic violence
It starts with screams but must never end in silence. In Europe between 12 and 15 per cent of all woman are subjected to violence on a daily basis. The Council of Europe launched a campaign to put an end to this scourge.