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Creating a Safer Ireland for Women: Ratifying the Istanbul Convention

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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

16-22 Green Street

D07 CR20 Dublin 7

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A seminar on how ratifying the Istanbul Convention and the GREVIO monitoring process can be used to create a safer Ireland

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We must end Violence against Women. Ireland's ratification of the Istanbul Convention* represents a once in a life-time opportunity to achieve the highest standards of protection and support for women.

To mark the 16 days of action opposing violence against women, the Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women will host a seminar, involving international experts, front line providers, community advocates and affected women. The event will focus on how we can develop a strong community response to monitor Ireland’s compliance with the Convention and ensure it works for women.

Speakers include: International Expert Rosa Logar, Director Domestic Violence Intervention Center Vienna and GREVIO Member; Noeline Blackwell, Human Rights Lawyer and CEO Dublin Rape Crisis Centre; Tessa Collins, Pavee Point Violence Against Women Programme; Salome Mbugua, AkiDwA-The Migrant Women’s Network; Moe Reynolds, Domestic Violence Specialist, Longford Women’s Link; Mary-Louise Lynch, Intimate Abuse Intervention.

Chair: Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor, TheJournal.ie.

*The Istanbul Convention (The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence ) is based on the understanding that violence against women is a form of gender-based violence that is committed against women because they are women. It is the obligation of the state to fully address it in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators.

A light lunch will be provided.

If you have any queries about the event or any dietary/ accessibility requirements please contact Susan McCormack at susanmcc@nwci.ie

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This event is organised in cooperation with the European Parliament Office in Dublin .

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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

16-22 Green Street

D07 CR20 Dublin 7

Ireland

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