The purposes of this Convention are to:
a) protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence;
b) contribute to the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and promote substantive equality between women and men, including by empowering women;
c) design a comprehensive framework, policies and measures for the protection of and assistance to all victims of violence against women and domestic violence;
d) promote international co-operation with a view to eliminating violence against women and domestic violence;
e) provide support and assistance to organisations and law enforcement agencies to effectively co-operate in order to adopt an integrated approach to eliminating violence against women and domestic violence.
2 In order to ensure effective implementation of its provisions by the Parties, this Convention establishes a specific monitoring mechanism.