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Supporting the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Romania
Predefined project in total amount of Eur 2.500.000 financed through

Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021
Promoted during 2019-2021 by


The project is a strategic action meant to support the Romanian authorities to adopt a coordinated approach in addressing the challenges raised by the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, wich Romania ratified on 2016, March 23.

Aiming at adressing domestic violence and violence against women, this project will contribute to the achievement of the main objective of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, reducing of the economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area.

The project is part of the Justice Programme, operated by the Romanian Ministry of Justice

The Istanbul Convention

Is the international treaty of the Council of Europe against violence against women and domestic violence which was opened for signature on 11 May 2011, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Convention aims at prevention of violence, victim protection and to end the impunity of perpetrators

The Convention it has been signed by 46 countries ant ratified by 34 of these states.

Romania signed the Istanbul Convention in June 2014 and ratified it in March 2016 by Law 30/2016. The Convention entered into force starting September 2016.

STOP violence against WOMEN

National Agency for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men is the gormental body to promote and monitor the implementation of the the Istanbul Convention.