Registration now open!  The Istanbul Convention: Measuring the Scale of the Crisis

Friday, December 09, 2016

To mark the 16 Days of Action on Violence against Women, the Irish Observatory on Violence against Women will host a half-day conference “The Istanbul Convention: Measuring the Scale of the Crisis”. We know that one in five women will experience domestic or sexual abuse, but we don’t have a full understanding of the nature and extent of men’s violence against women. How do Traveller women, migrant women, young women and women with disabilities experience domestic and sexual abuse? How many women report their abuse to the Gardai? How many women go to court each year? These questions, and many more besides, are crucial to our understanding of violence against women, and critical if we are to have a gold standard of data collection and analysis by all agencies working in the area of domestic and sexual violence. 

Speakers include:

·         Minister of State for Justice & Equality, Mr. David Stanton

·         Lynn Boylan MEP

·         Deirdre Clune MEP

·         Christina Olsen, Violence against Women Division, Council of Europe

Keynotes will be followed by a panel discussion with key agencies, chaired by journalist Dearbhail McDonald.

Chaired and convened by the National Women’s Council of Ireland, the Irish Observatory on Violence against Women is an independent network of grassroots and national organisations that monitor progress on responses to violence against women in Ireland.The event is organised in partnership with the European Parliament. 

Register for the event – click here

Starts: Friday 9 December 2016 09:00
Ends: Friday 9 December 2016 13:00 
Location: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.