OSCE conference addresses violence against women

Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms and Justice Department, was a panellist in the working session on combating gender-based violence at the 2nd OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference in Vienna on 12-13 June.

The session focused on the measures that need to be taken at the national level to implement existing commitments on combating and preventing violence against women, including the Istanbul Convention. Areas of discussion included the establishment of coordination mechanisms, standards and guidelines as well as data collection and analysis.