Press Release Regarding The Unanimous Election Of Prof. Dr. Ayşe Feride Acar As President Of Grevio, Monitoring Body Of The İstanbul Convention Of The Council Of Europe , 22.09.2015
261, 22 September 2015
The Council of Europe
Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic
Violence, which was opened for signature in İstanbul in 2011 when Turkey
assumed the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of
Europe, entered into force on 1 August 2014. Turkey was the first country to
sign and ratify this Convention, known as the İstanbul Convention.
H.E. Ambassador Erdoğan
İşcan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Turkey to the Council of
Europe is presently the Chair of the Committee of the Parties to the İstanbul
The first meeting of the
Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
(GREVIO), independent monitoring body of the İstanbul Convention, is being held
in Strasbourg on 21-23 September 2015 and Prof. Dr. Ayşe Feride Acar,
independent expert from Turkey, has been unanimously elected as the President.
Turkey is actively
contributing to and pioneering the international efforts in the field of
protection and improvement of the rights of women, strengthening the status of
women as well as combating violence against women and domestic violence. Turkey
will continue to make its contributions in this field within the framework of
the Council of Europe mechanisms, as well.