logo_headerThursday, October 6, 2022

externalUkrainian parliament votes 259-8 to ratify Istanbul Convention

This item is part of our running news digest

June 20, 2022 1:45 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

The convention, which aims at combatting domestic violence and violence against women, was first signed by Ukraine in 2011. Its ratification has been opposed in Ukraine previously by religious and conservative groups over the term “gender” used in the document. Ratifying the convention is seen by some EU member states as a prerequisite to Ukraine's EU candidacy status.

externalGo to the source of this newsSEE OUR NEWS DIGEST
The Kyiv Independent news desk
Author:  The Kyiv Independent news desk
Independent journalism
for an independent Ukraine
Independence is an expensive currency. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price to preserve its independence. Support Ukraine's trusted journalism in its darkest hour.