The Istanbul Convention’s sole objective is to combat violence against women and domestic violence.
Last January GREVIO published its first report on Italy's implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the “Istanbul Convention”.
In Lithuania, it is still acceptable to think that a wife has a duty to obey her husband. According to an equal opportunities expert, the public has a distorted view on gender roles, which increases the risk of violence.
A mutual assistance forum for women who have suffered domestic violence, www.MoterysMoterims.lt was recently launched in Lithuania.
The Human Rights Monitoring Institute published its study titled Violence by Intimate Partners in Lithuania - Women's Perspective.