20/11/2020 | 16:45:33 Thank you very much, A policy that puts equal treatment, inclusion and the protection of human rights, including women's rights of course, high on the agenda is not a policy for fair weather. If we have no other problems, then let us just do equal rights; no, this is a policy for every day, a very important policy. Gender equality, the guarantee that women can live free from violence, that they are empowered, must be a central basis for all political action and must go hand in hand with... 20/11/2020 | 12:04:18 Thank you very much. The debate about the Athens Declaration is a source of worry, of doubt and of consternation not only because some countries used, or maybe I better say misused, the pandemic to declare a state of emergency and thus weaken parliamentary democracy and rule of law. It is also alarming as it puts spotlights on shortcomings of these countries to misuse the virus to further put particular human rights under pressure. I think about Poland and Turkey, who loudly discussed... 03/10/2019 | 17:41:57 It is common knowledge that every third European woman is a survivor of violence. It's an inconvenient truth of course but it's a fact. It's a known fact and it's evidence-based and because of that we can react. You can act. We can decide about laws or measures that tackle the issue. For instance, implementing this simple Convention. For many of us, this resolution was really an eye-opener. Thank you once again very much for that because many of us were not aware that also in the field of... 02/10/2019 | 10:46:51 Thank you very much, Mr President. Ombudsman institutions are important bodies to provide people with their individual access to human rights and fundamental freedoms. I would like to make three points. First of all, I would like to mention that Mr Werner AMON, who was until recently the head of the Austrian delegation here in the Parliamentary Assembly, has been elected to one out of the three Ombudsman we have in Austria, the so-called Volksanwalts. As he was a long-standing parliamentarian... 25/06/2019 | 16:04:42 Thank you, Mrs President. Both reports are extremely important for the lives of millions of women, for more than half of our population. I want to thank on behalf of my faction, the SOC faction, Elvira and Zita for their critical endeavour for the self-determined and fulfilled life for all women in Europe, free from coercion, violence and every bond. There is circulating a lot of intentional misinterpretation of the Istanbul Convention. Some argue the Istanbul convention destroys values of...
19/02/2020 | Doc. 15084 | Report Empowering women: promoting access to contraception in Europe 08/04/2019 | Doc. 14861 | Committee Opinion Strengthening co-operation with the United Nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
26/11/2020 | Doc. 15189 | Motion for a resolution Sports policies in times of crisis 05/10/2020 | Doc. 15160 | Motion for a resolution Safeguarding peace and stability in the East Mediterranean Sea 10/09/2020 | Doc. 15137 | Motion for a resolution Fighting and preventing excessive and unjustified use of force by the law enforcement officers 08/09/2020 | Doc. 15135 | Motion for a resolution Human rights violations in Belarus require an international investigation 27/03/2020 | Doc. 15094 | Motion for a resolution COVID-19 – an effective and human rights-compliant response
31/01/2020 | Doc. 15028, vote on the draft text for resolution Democracy hacked? How to respond? 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for resolution International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for recommendation International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for resolution Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for recommendation Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan