20/11/2020 | 16:43:23 Thank you dear colleagues. This was wonderful to listen to and there were so many new ideas and observations. I will pick two. One, Mr Ahmet YILDIZ, thank you very much for pointing out about the Turkish situation. When I was a young diplomat I did my internship in the embassy in Ankara and I actually had to write a report on the directorate general on women's affairs, in 1992. So I learned a bit of my feminism in Istanbul. Maybe this is why I'm such a big fan of the Istanbul Convention. Ms... 20/11/2020 | 16:09:05 Yes, thank you, Mr President. Good afternoon, dear colleagues. Let me start with a quote by Margareta Wahlström, the former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who led the way with Swedish feminist foreign policy. I quote: "Gender equality is not a separate women's issue, it benefits everyone. Research shows that gender-equal societies enjoy better health, stronger economic growth, and higher security. It also shows that gender equality contributes to peace and that peace negotiations in... 20/11/2020 | 15:18:57 Yes, thank you, Mister President. As the leader of the Netherlands delegation, I am very pleased with the work of Mr Frank SCHWABE and Ms Ingjerd SCHOU. This is giving us a road map for the next coming months. I hope it's not longer than the next coming months. In Arabic there's a beautiful saying that says "trust in God, but tie your camel". So, I think we are working with a very good base to be secure that we can continue our important work and many speakers before me have complimented the... 29/01/2020 | 10:24:12 Dear President, Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion as enshrined in article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights is one of the pillars of democratic pluralistic societies. At the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, we believe that this freedom is an essential element of the identity of individuals, and can be important for believers, atheists, agnostics, or secular citizens alike. Or, in other words, this freedom is a freedom to hold religious beliefs, to... 03/10/2019 | 10:14:26 Madam President, Allow me to quote our Commissioner for Human Rights to the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović: "Whilst states have the right to control their borders and ensure security, they also have the duty to effectively protect the rights enshrined in maritime, Human Rights and refugee laws”. This quote is from her statements on June 2019, when she issued her recommendation Lives saved. Rights protected. Bridging the protection gap for refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean. I...
31/08/2020 | Doc. 15129 | Report Upholding human rights in times of crisis and pandemics: gender, equality and non-discrimination 09/07/2020 | Doc. 15122 | Report The gender dimension of foreign policy
01/10/2020 | Doc. 15155 | Motion for a resolution Poisoning of Alexei Navalny 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15067 | Motion for a resolution Enhancing participation of women from vulnerable groups in political and public decision-making 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15069 | Motion for a resolution Gender mainstreaming of migration policies 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15057 | Written declaration The Turkish authorities must drop all charges against LGBTI activists who participated in Pride 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15042 | Written declaration Chinese police forces in Europe
29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for resolution The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for recommendation The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace 03/10/2019 | Doc. 14971, vote on the draft text for resolution Saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea: the need for an urgent response 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14908, vote on the draft text for resolution The Istanbul Convention on violence against women: achievements and challenges 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14907, vote on the draft text for resolution Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality