Daily Current Affairs – 2020Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Poland is to withdraw from Istanbul Convention- a treaty aimed at preventing violence against women.
It is also called as the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
The treaty is the world’s first binding instrument to prevent and tackle violence against women.
It is the most comprehensive legal framework that exists to tackle violence against women and girls, covering domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation (FGM), so-called honour-based violence, and forced marriage.
As of March 2019, it has been signed by 45 countries and the European Union.
The convention was adopted by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on 7 April 2011.
The Bombay High Court has recently said that Industrialization has reduced Nag River to a cursed lady.