Women’s safety ‘Istanbul Treaty’ enters into force

Known also as the “Istanbul Convention” because it was opened for signature there three years ago, the treaty obliges the governments which have ratified it to take specific steps to counter all forms of violence against women: from stalking and sexual harassment to domestic violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Moldova: Police lecturer awaits court judgement on pregnancy disclosure human rights complaint

Liliana Radu claims that she miscarried twins as a result of the stress caused by the disclosure of her pregnancy to her Moldovan police academy employer.

Council of Europe takes part in UN human trafficking conference

Parliamentary Assembly President Anne Brasseur (photo) and Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, will stress the importance of the 2005 Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

Italy: European Committee of Social Rights backs abortion rights protest

A protest at women’s access to abortions in Italy has been upheld by the European Committee of Social Rights.

Nils Muižnieks: We must take action against online hate speech against women

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižniekshas has marked international Women’s Day with an appeal to governments to target the proliferation of online misogyny.