July 26, 2020

‘Alarm’ at Poland’s plan to leave treaty protecting women

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – The Council of Europe said Sunday it is “alarmed” that Poland’s right-wing government is moving to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women. Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on the weekend that on Monday he will begin preparing the formal process to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the world’s first binding instrument to prevent and combat violence against women, from marital rape to female genital mutilation. A previous centrist Polish government signed the treaty in 2012 and it was ratified in 2015, when Ziob…

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