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Preventing and combating violence against women

6 November 2014

Professor Marianne Hester, of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, recently prepared publications for the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence - also known as the Istanbul Convention.

Professor Marianne Hester, of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, recently prepared publications for the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence - also known as the Istanbul Convention.

The publications are available to download: ‘Preventing Violence Against Women’, Article 12 of the Istanbul Convention and ‘Domestic and Sexual Violence Perpetrator Programmes’, Article 16 of the Istanbul Convention.

When a country has accepted the Istanbul Convention, they will have to take a comprehensive set of measures to tackle all forms of violence against women and domestic violence head on. Every single measure that the convention contains is meant to help victims or to prevent violence in the first place.

Professor Hestor's publications are instrumental in aiding these countries in the implementation of these aims.

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