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Council of Europe: Women should be free of all gender-based violence. Summary of Amnesty International’s initial recommendations on the scope and content of a future Council of Europe Convention on action to combat violence against women

, Index number: IOR 61/007/2008

Amnesty International calls on the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe to agree to draft a comprehensive human rights treaty on the human rights of women and girls to be free of all forms of gender-based violence, through the life cycle. The elaboration of such an instrument would be a critical next step in the effort to eradicate violence against women.

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