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Press conference and rountable in Czech Republic

On the 3rd of December, proFrem o.p.s. organised a press conference and a round table at premises of the Senate of the Czech Republic on the topic of Violence against women, specifically rape and the adoptionof the Istanbul Convention. The press Conference was opened by the Vice-President of the Senate Alena Gajdůšková.
Among the participants at the round table were representatives of the city hall, local police, NGOs, professionals providing support to victims of rape. Among the topics debated, the deficiencies in the provision of services to victims and the secondary victimization during the criminal proceedings were highlighted. The positive changes that the signature and ratification of the Istanbul Convention would bring towards the eradication of sexual violence were highlighted.

In the Czech Republic one to two rapes per day are officially recorded – it is assumed that rape is reported only in 8% of the cases”, EWL Barometer on rape 2013.

ProFem calls on the urgent signature and ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

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In this link you can find a video of the press conference.

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