The Istanbul Convention (on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) is the most comprehensive legal framework on ending violence against women and girls. But a lot of people have not heard about it.
The IC Change campaign is working to
- make sure that people have heard about the Istanbul Convention - and
- ensure that the Government follows through on its commitment to make the Istanbul Convention law in the UK.
The IC Change campaign is a grassroots group, made up entirely of volunteers - and supported by many organisations from across the women's sector.
We are a nonpartisan group - working across all UK political parties - to help create a world where women are free from violence and free from the fear of violence.
Why are we campaigning for the Istanbul Convention?
We have a vision of a society where women and girls can live free from violence and free from the fear of violence.
We believe that the Istanbul Convention (IC) is a key step towards creating a safe society for women and girls because:
- The IC is a strategic way to tackle violence against women and girls;
- The IC is a legal commitment from the UK Government to tackle violence against women and girls;
- The IC is a method that engages all sectors and communities across society.
Find out more
- What is the Istanbul Convention (IC)?
- What has the UK Government done so far to comply with the IC?
- How much of a problem is violence against women and girls in the UK?
- What change will the IC create?
- Which organisations support the IC Change campaign?
- What can I do?