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Equality Committee members name their ‘inspiring women’

26/04/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Murdered British MP Jo Cox, the wife of Turkey’s second president Mevhibe Inönü, and former US first lady Michelle Obama are among role-models chosen as #InspiringWomen in a special project to mark Women’s Day.

Rapporteur visits Norway for ideas on how women can boost integration

13/04/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Gabriela Heinrich, who is preparing a report for the Parliamentary Assembly on “migration from a gender perspective: empowering women as key actors for integration”, is to visit Norway from 18 to 19 April.

International Roma Day: ‘We must break the cycle of ignorance and anti-Gypsyism’

06/04/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Discrimination against and exclusion of Roma and Travellers must give way once and for all to recognition and inclusion” said Milena Santerini, Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance.

Attacks against LGBT people in Chechnya: claims must be investigated and victims protected

05/04/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Alarming reports have been received from Chechnya concerning systematic abductions, torture and murders of individuals based on their sexual orientation,” said PACE rapporteurs.

No Hate Parliamentary Alliance: places of remembrance and cultural institutions

27/03/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Once again we are witnessing "a very worrisome spike in antisemitic, anti-Roma, islamophobic and especially anti-refugees and migrants rhetoric", Valeriu Nicolae told members of the No Hate Alliance on 21 March.

A manifesto for keeping the internet free from racial hatred

20/03/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Committee on Equality and Non-discrimination renewed its commitment to combating racism and hatred in all their forms.

The gender dimension of the refugee crisis 'has been largely overlooked'

20/03/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Many refugee and asylum-seeker women and girls have been exposed to gender-based violence. However, their protection has not been considered a priority in the management of the refugee crisis, today said the committee.

‘No effort should be spared to achieve gender equality and empower women by 2030’

07/03/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Globalisation, digitalisation and increased mobility are giving the world of work a new face worldwide. Gender inequality, however, remains intact, said Elena Centemero, on the occasion of the International Women's Day.

Berlin: conference on the rise of online hate and conspiracy theories

14/02/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

There is an increasing number of instances of online hate speech and conspiracy theories. What is the reason for this? Who are the victims? Does online hate speech give rise to real violence against particular groups?

Ensuring the political participation of persons with disabilities

30/01/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

In adopting the report by Mechthild Rawert, the committee emphasised the need for persons with disabilities to participate in political life, and pointed out that political rights, are fundamental human rights.

Chair of Equality Committee: ‘No to the trivialisation of domestic violence’

26/01/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"I am deeply concerned at the adoption by the lower house of the Russian Parliament of a bill decriminalising violence against family members for cases when it is a first offence", said Ms Centemero.

Yazidi women and the rehabilitation of victims of violence

25/01/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I do not know if I would still be alive if I had stayed in Iraq. But my story is just one among thousands" said Farida Abbas, survivor of ISIS violence, to the members of the Committee on Equality at a hearing in Strasbourg.