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About us

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.

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