This shadow report has been compiled on behalf of the Dutch CEDAW-Network by a team consisting of NGOs and independent women’s rights experts in the Netherlands. Many other NGO’s, universities, research and expert institutions connected to the Network also lent their expertise. The consultation process started with two expert meetings on resp. 27 June and 4 July 2018.
The purpose of this report is to contribute to the dialogue between representatives of the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and GREVIO, the Group of Experts on action against violence against women and domestic violence, about the first baseline evaluation of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) in the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.