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13/10/2023 | 12:19:09 Thank you very much, Madame. The general discussion is closed. We will now examine the draft resolutions and recommendations, starting with the first report: "Preventing addictive behavior in children" (Doc. 15830). On this first report, the Social, Health and Sustainable Development Committee has submitted a draft resolution and a draft recommendation, to which no amendments have been tabled. In the absence of any amendments, we shall proceed directly to the vote on the draft resolution, and... 11/10/2023 | 19:48:37 Thank you, Mr Chairman. Dear colleagues, Today we commemorate the anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. I am proud to have worked with the United Nations when I was a member of the European Parliament to create the International Day of the Girl. The inequality associated with being born a woman will only end when we succeed in achieving the right to education and health, and the abolition of harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriage. Without wishing to... 23/06/2023 | 12:45:14 Thank you, Madam Chairman. First of all, I'd like to thank the speakers for a very lively and interesting debate. I would also like to thank the colleagues who submitted amendments to the draft resolution. And, of course, I would like to thank the Secretariat and particularly Ms Sarah Burton for her support throughout the process of preparing my report. Dear colleagues, The digital exclusion of inequalities in access to the Internet and ICT affects 52% of women and 42% of men worldwide. This... 23/06/2023 | 11:13:50 Thank you, Madam Chairman. Ladies and gentlemen, For this last debate of the week, let me start with a little story. Let's imagine. On my way from Lisbon to Strasbourg this week, I: - bought a metro ticket with my smartphone to get to the airport; - flew with a ticket bought on the internet and a boarding pass downloaded in advance; - presented my national identity card at boarding, renewed thanks to an appointment made online; - processed e-mails while waiting for the plane, thanks to a Wi... 26/04/2023 | 17:11:10 Thank you, Mister President. Thank you, Mister Simon MOUTQUIN. You have done a lot of work, and very well, on a subject that is very important for our future. Thank you for mentioning my report "Climate Crisis and the Rule of Law". In 2005, I was a member of the European Parliament. After the floods in Germany and Austria and the fires in Spain and Portugal, I presented a report on natural disasters in this Chamber. Eighteen years later, here we are again with the same warnings and calls for... 25/01/2023 | 18:21:24 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to congratulate the three rapporteurs, Ms Zita GURMAI, Ms Petra STIENEN and Ms Margreet De BOER, for the quality of the reports and to thank them for their commitment to the fight against violence against women. Thank you very much. I would like to stress what I have said several times: the Istanbul Convention is the most comprehensive international instrument to prevent and combat violence against women. Perhaps that is... 24/01/2023 | 10:44:09 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to congratulate Ms Petra BAYR for her excellent work and thank her for her commitment to the fight against violence against women and the promotion of gender equality. Conflict-related sexual violence is one of the worst atrocities of war. Victims are mostly women, children, disabled people, and minorities. Torture and rape are used to break, demoralise and destroy individuals, homes, families, and peoples. Sexual... 13/10/2022 | 18:59:42 Dear Colleagues, Romania was one of the first three countries selected by the Monitoring Committee according to the new procedure of periodic reports. It has taken longer than initially expected to prepare this report. Firstly, procedural questions had to be clarified, then there was a pandemic, a political crisis and elections in Romania. Rapporteurs have also been replaced several times due to their internal elections. We have based our report on a variety of sources: findings of relevant... 13/10/2022 | 18:48:05 I would like to thank the colleagues who have spoken, both women and men. With regard to what Ms Margreet De BOER asked, "Where are the men?", I would like to emphasise that discrimination against women is not a women´s problem: it is a societal problem. I also want to thank the colleague who spoke first, who gave a testimony that touched me, because she spoke about her own experience. I would also like to thank the colleague who reminded us that Iranian women are not allowed to play sports... 13/10/2022 | 17:41:48 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, The preparation of this report "Levelling the playing field - ending discrimination against women in sport" has given me a better understanding of the reality of the world of sport and of the many deep-seated inequalities that still often go unnoticed. Inequalities in salary, treatment and status between women and men are still common in the field of sport. Women, in all their diversity, are poorly represented in decision-making bodies, national...