The YWCA of Palestine and Its Partners in YW4A Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Istanbul Convention
11 May 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention, which is the most far-reaching international legal instrument to set binding obligations for countries regarding the prevention and combating of gender-based violence. The YWCA of Palestine and its partners in the YW4A project are working together to achieve the goals of the Istanbul Convention, which requires governments to:
- Meet explicit standards to prevent all forms of gender-based against women and girls;
- Provide protection against violence;
- Prosecute perpetrators who commit sexual and gender-based violence.
Read more about the convention here.