The aim of these webinars is to contribute to the debate at national level on why Azerbaijan should join the convention, and inform further on the Istanbul Convention.
The first webinar was held on 18 March, and focused on general state obligations on preventing violence against women.
Civil society, state authorities, students, journalists, social workers, legal professionals, healthcare works, teachers and others participated in the webinar. The participants raised important issues, such as how to identify cases of violence against women, what actions are needed at local level, or how to make sure violence against women is considered a public matter.
The next webinars will focus on raising awareness on violence against women (article 13), domestic and sexual violence perpetrator programmes (article 16), and emergency barring orders in situations of domestic violence (article 52).
These webinars will be held under the project ‘Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan’, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe under the Partnership for Good Governance (2019-2021).