Getting ready to ‘Orange The World’

Tomorrow (25 November), the Council of Europe is going orange, as part of a global plan to draw attention to the need for more action to end violence against women and girls.

Ahead of the event, Secretary General Jagland declared: “Violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious – and sadly most tolerated – human-rights violations worldwide.

“No magic bullet exists to solve this problem, but I call on all 47 of our member states to adopt our award-winning Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.”
“This international legal treaty remains the first and only one to criminalise all forms of violence against women – physical, sexual and psychological. It obliges states that have fully adopted it to protect victims and prosecute perpetrators.”

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