Maria Clara Sottomayor
Centro de Estudos e Investigação em Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Istanbul Convention and the new paradigm of gender violence
The new paradigm of Istanbul Convention, that conceives all forms of violence against women as gender violence, created the need to reform the criminal law, for example, enlarging the legal concept of rape and sexual coercion to all non-consensual sexual acts; the public nature of rape; the punishment of sexual harassment with a legal sanction, maxime a criminal one.
gender violence; rape; sexual coercion; sexual harassment