Ministry of justice promotes Israel’s accession to the Istanbul Convention

Following 4 years of strenuous activity by the Rackman Center with the Ministry of Justice to promote Israel’s accession to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women (Istanbul Convention) – Justice Minister Gideon Saar instructed Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to apply to Israel Invitation to join the Convention.

This is a significant step by the Minister of Justice that expresses a deep commitment to promoting the fight against violence against women in Israel. We call on the additional government ministries to join and support a move which clarifies that the State of Israel has zero tolerance for violence against women and will make it a safer place for women’ children and its entire population.

Read a Jerusalem Post article on the Minister of Justice’s request to advance Israel’s accession to the Istanbul Convention.