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Podcast: Eliminating domestic violence

Hats off to Slovenia which last month became the latest country to sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

So far, this treaty, which was launched last May, has been signed by 16 of the organisation’s 47 member states but has yet to be ratified.

In this podcast, Carlo Chiaramonte, the head of the Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Division, outlines the aims of the ‘women’s safety’ treaty and explains its “added value” to Europe.

Also in the programme, Nicola Harwin, CBE, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom’s Women’s Aid is joined by Alison Clarke, editor of Women’s Views on News, to discuss the importance of tackling violence against women at the national and international level.

Sara Khan, from ‘Jihad Against Violence,’ gives her reasons for speaking out publicly against genital mutilation and honour crimes within the Muslim community.

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