Istanbul Convention

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The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in favour of the European Union’s accession to the Istanbul Convention aimed to prevent and combat violence against women, and called on the remaining six EU countries, including Lithuania, to ratify the international human rights treaty 'without delay.'

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis keeps mum on how he plans to vote during the ratification of the Council of Europe's Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) in the parliament.

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labour Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender, a position that has angered the country's foreign minister.