WIIS Campus Special Brief - Issue #1 - January 2021

The objective of this format is to regularly provide special briefs ofshort - albeit comprehensive - summaries of a study and its main findings. This encompasses two main goals of our organisation: first, to increase awareness ofrecent academic and policy-oriented developments on our favourite subjects (i.e. gender-related issues, peace and security, fundamental rights and European affairs), and secondly to provide a safe space for our members to voice their opinion. We hope it will be useful to you and wish you a happy reading. Do not hesitate to exchange your views with us via email or social media – WIIS Campus.

By request of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs commissioned a study on “Tackling violence against women and domestic violence in Europe – the added value of the Istanbul Convention and remaining challenges” covering the 27 EU Member States and Turkey. The report aims to“understand the implementation of the Convention, its added value, the arguments against the ratification of the Convention and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This January Special Brief revises the study findings and presents them to you in an easy and concise way. Some final thoughts concerning the study’s recommendations are discussed in the end.

Read the January Special Brief below!

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All views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of WIIS Brussels.