02 Mar ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays
Did you know about the Istanbul Convention ?
The Istanbul Convention is an international treaty which aims to fight and eradicate violence against women and domestic violence. The treaty, which was opened for signature by Member States in 2011, criminalizes non-consensual sex, stalking, forced marriages, and female genital mutilation.
Malta is one of 22 countries who have ratified the Convention, and a Bill was recently tabled to amend Maltese legislation, making it fully in line with the treaty. Several members of the Council of Europe such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece and Norway have not ratified the treaty to date.
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