Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence 2011, para. k
Recognising, with grave concern, that women and girls are often exposed to serious forms of violence such as domestic violence, sexual harassment, rape, forced marriage, crimes committed in the name of so-called "honour" and genital mutilation, which constitute a serious violation of the human rights of women and girls and a major obstacle to the achievement of equality between women and men;
Council of Europe
Means of adoption
Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (2011), Preamble, k.