The Istanbul Convention is a legal framework that seeks to prevent and combat violence against women. In Russia, where it is estimated that 14,000 women die every year as a result of domestic violence, the signing and ratification of the Convention is an urgent matter. But instead, last year Russia chose to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence.
In the last decade, progress has been made for the rights of the indigenous people of Ecuador. But despite a favourable legal context and numerous promises made by the government, their rights are still under threat by foreign economic interests.