New recommendation: Implementation of the Istanbul Convention

Umsetzung der Istanbul-Konvention - Gewaltschutz für Frauen in der Wohnungsnotfallhilfe. Empfehlung der BAG Wohnungslosenhilfe jetzt auch in englischer Sprache!

Implementation of the Istanbul Convention

Compiled by the Women´s Coordination Technical Committee of the BAG Homeless Aid and adopted by the BAG Management Board on 17.03.2021

The BAG (Federal Working Group) Homeless Aid condemns any form of violence against women and children and welcomes the Federal Republic of Germany’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. Women and children who are impacted by violence, housing emergency and homelessness need comprehensive protection. We urge lawmakers, civil servants, NGOs as well as individual institutions and service providers to coordinate their responses to this challenge. These recommendations aim: to raise awareness of protection against violence for women in the homeless sector, to propose guidelines for action by institutions and service providers, and introduce those guidelines into public discourse in the context of implementing the Istanbul Convention.