Academic is vice-president of Council of Europe’s group monitoing violence against women

Council of Europe monitoring group on violence against women names President and Vice-Presidents

Dr. Marceline Naudi has been appointed second vice-president of GREVIO
Dr. Marceline Naudi has been appointed second vice-president of GREVIO

Maltese academic Marceline Naudi has been appointed vice-president of Council of Europe monitoring group on violence against women.

Following its inaugural meeting held in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) today announced the election of its first President and two Vice-Presidents.

 The President is Professor Feride Acar, former Chairperson and current member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.

 First Vice President is Rosa Logar, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Centre, a Vienna-based NGO which provides specialised service for victims of violence against women and domestic violence.

Second Vice President is Marceline Naudi, Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Gender Studies, within the Social Wellbeing faculty at the University of Malta.

They each have a two-year term of office.

GREVIO is the independent expert group that will monitor the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) by the states party to it.

The group will draft and publish reports evaluating legislative and other measures taken by states to implement the Convention.

In cases where action is required to prevent a serious, massive or persistent pattern of any acts of violence covered by the convention, GREVIO may initiate a special inquiry procedure.

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