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Increase in domestic violence against men

The incidence of domestic violence against men has risen by 11% over the past year, reports the BBC.

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Council of Europe convention to prevent violence against women

The Council of Europe’s new Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence has been opened for signature on the occasion of the 121st Session of the of Committee of Ministers taking place in Istanbul, gathering Ministers of Foreign Affairs from 47 Member States. The Convention is also open to accession by non-European countries and by the European Union.

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EC ensures better protection for domestic violence victims

The European Commission (EC) is proposing a package of measures to ensure a minimum level of rights, support and protection for victims of crime across the EU, no matter where they come from or live.

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