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Report of the ASSEDEL about the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Italy

« Assessing the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Italy: Challenges and Gaps in Combatting Gender-Based Violence »

To mark the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, ASSEDEL has submitted a report on the implementation of this convention in Italy.

Italy’s adoption of the Istanbul Convention in 2013 marked a significant step towards combating gender-based violence. Despite these efforts, Italy’s ranking in the Global Gender Gap Report has dropped significantly, highlighting ongoing challenges. The UN Gender Social Norm Index indicates prevalent stereotypes, with a significant portion of the population holding prejudices against women and justifying violence under certain conditions.

Key issues include inadequate data collection systems, with gaps in disaggregated data and a lack of standardized processes. Long-term prevention strategies are deficient, focusing primarily on secondary and tertiary measures rather than primary prevention. Protection and support services for women are insufficient, with an inadequate number of anti-violence centers and inconsistent funding.

The report recommends comprehensive support services, improved data collection, specific legislation for emerging forms of violence, economic empowerment for women, nationwide awareness campaigns, adequate resources for shelters, international collaboration, and active participation of civil society organizations.

For a safer and more equitable environment for women in Italy, addressing these critical gaps is essential.

You can find the full version of the report here.

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