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May 15, 2020
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Petition calls for ratification of Istanbul Convention

An electronic petition calling for ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the fight against these phenomena gained the necessary number of votes to be considered - 25 thousand. This is evidenced by the data on the president’s website.

As noted in the petition, the Istanbul Convention is an international agreement of the Council of Europe, which as of January 2020 of the year, more than 35 of the countries of the European Union have already signed.

"Ukraine has become one of the author countries in the Convention and one of the first to sign it. International and domestic experts and experts, human rights defenders and human rights defenders, public figures and activists have repeatedly insisted that this document should be ratified and implemented in national legislation and the political platform of the state, "the text says petitions.

Among the reasons why Ukraine needs to ratify the document, the petitioners, in particular, cite the high level of domestic violence in Ukraine (annually from it thousand women) and the need for educational activities to combat domestic violence.

"The Istanbul Convention is recognized as the highest international standard in preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The Convention is based on a systematic approach, within the framework of which these phenomena are considered not as personal problems of an individual or internal family conflicts, but as a violation of human rights, the responsibility for responding to which lies with social institutions and states. The Istanbul Convention helps states to implement effective tools to protect their citizens and citizens, "the petition authors note.

Until the end of the collection of signatures for the petition, days) The office of the President of Ukraine must publish Zelensky’s response within 10 business days after the appeal will receive the status of “pending.”

Bill on ratification of the Istanbul Convention ( No. 0119 ) was introduced by the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Parliament in November re 2016 of the year, until May 2019 of the first, he was considered in the relevant committee, and then recalled.

Bill on ratification of the Istanbul Convention ( No. 0119 ) was introduced by the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko went to Rada in November 2016 of the year until May 2019 of the first he was considered in the profile committee, and then recalled.

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