Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

Fall Session of the Step Up! Webinars

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the implementation of the Istanbul Convention of writing a shadow report? Well here’s your opportunity! Two webinars will be offered in September and October of this year. Learn more and sign up below.



15 September 2017 – 13:00-14:00 (CET) Providing NGO information to GREVIO and writing a Shadow Report

This webinar will provide information on how NGOs and other civil society organizations can successfully participate in the evaluation procedure of GREVIO (the group of experts monitoring the implementation of the Istanbul Convention) by writing a shadow report. Drawing on the experience of Austrian NGOs, the two coordinators of the Austrian shadow report to GREVIO will share information on the process of forming an NGO coalition to compile a coordinated report and on the structure and format of the report itself. Maria Rösslhumer of the Association of Austrian Autonomous Women´s Shelters & Kerstin Schinnerl of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre Vienna will be presenting on this topic.

To register for the webinar, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8587830511303953411



16 October 2017 – 13:00-14:00 (CET)  Legal tools used for implementing the Istanbul Convention

The following webinar will explore practical ways of how the Istanbul Convention (IC) can be effectively implemented on country level and identify concrete legal tools which are useful in this process. The core aim is to highlight how the IC offers a solid and legitimate framework to non-governmental organisations as well as legal practitioners, which enables them to fight violence against women more effectively. This seminar will also explore a number of good practice examples of how and where the IC has already been effectively implemented, and dispel some popular myths related to its application. Anca Ciupa, WAVE membership & Network Coordinator, will be leading this webinar.

To register for the webinar, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6351102803012276483