Europe feels the strong need to reassert that women’s rights are human rights and this is backed by the latest research that reveals that only between 2% and 10% of rapes are reported. This situation is highly alarming and needs to be addressed.
This year, Council of Europe and the European Women’s Lobby have joined forces in this project to promote the Istanbul Convention as a concrete tool for change to eradicate all forms of violence against women in particular, rape.
Under the common slogan “Act against rape|Use the Istanbul Convention” a series of public events are taking places in 33 countries all over Europe.
It is hoped that this campaign can seek the attention of European Parliament’s member states on the gravity of persistent violation of women’s rights.
In solidarity! Promoting Human Rights, Lets Act against Rape!