When the main human rights instruments that contain the right to adequate housing were drafted, there was no specific attention to women’s perspective, let alone to the perspective of women in abusive relationships. The question arises whether the Istanbul Convention is capable of changing this situation by offering battered women better protection and support services. In order to answer this question, first the content of the right to adequate housing is examined. Next, the different solutions offered to women victims of domestic violence are debated, i.e. sending battered women to shelters and evicting the perpetrator from the family residence as well as the housing situation of domestic violence survivors. Subsequently, current international attention to the link between domestic violence and the right to housing is explored. Finally, the potential of the Istanbul Convention is examined – including the role that GREVIO can play – in protecting and safeguarding the right to adequate housing of battered women.