Urge Ireland to sign Council of Europe Convention on combating and preventing violence against women and domestic violence
Violence against women and domestic violence are ongoing features of Irish society. 1 in 5 women have been subjected to domestic violence. This is unacceptable. There have been government commitments in recent years to deal with the crisis but progress is too slow and incidents are increasing. Out of 47 states of the Council of Europe, Ireland is one of 18 that have not signed the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. With its strong focus on prevention, protection and prosecution and incorporating best practice from around the globe, signing and ratifying this Convention would be a major step towards successfully combating violence against women in Ireland and in Europe.
Please write to your local representative today to show your support for Ireland to sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, at the end of June 2013.