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Basic rights of LGBTI people are still flouted, says general rapporteur

16/05/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Over the last year we have seen regrettable setbacks in the situation of the daily lives of many LGBTI people in Europe,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Detainees with disabilities: guaranteeing accessibility and reasonable accommodation, providing for...

07/05/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Expressing concern about the situation of detainees with disabilities, the committee has denounced States’ failure to ensure accessibility and reasonable accommodation for their specific needs.

More diversity and equality on the political stage

24/04/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Women, persons with an immigration background, national minorities, young people, LGBTI people and persons with disabilities are not sufficiently represented in politics,” said the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.

'Empowering Roma women is an opportunity for our societies'

06/04/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Empowering Roma and Traveller women is crucial to achieving equality of opportunities, for all Roma and Travellers in European societies,” said Gabriela Heinrich, ahead of Roma Day (8 April 2018).

“Fight the wave of racism now”

20/03/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“The increase in racially motivated hate crimes and the use of racist rhetoric in the public discourse, are reasons for serious concern,” Gabriela Heinrich said, on the occasion of the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

8 March: 'I too can make equality happen'

08/03/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

As Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, the Committee on Equality acknowledges the progress achieved towards greater equality between women and men while taking stock of the challenges that lie ahead.

Conference on private and family life for LGBTI people

23/02/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the Danish Parliament and PACE will hold a conference on private and family life for LGBTI people. The keynote speech will be delivered by Ireland’s Minister for Children.

"Stifling LGBTI organisations’ free expression is harmful and a breach of fundamental rights"

14/12/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“The decision of the Ankara Governor’s Office to ban all events organised by LGBTI organisations within the province is stifling all forms of expression of LGBTI people”, said Piet De Bruyn, rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people.

Protecting the right to child maintenance

07/12/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The vast majority of single-parent families in Europe are headed by the mother, and the consequences of possible non-compliance of child maintenance payments impacts women disproportionately, the Equality Committee said.

Transforming society to make inclusion a priority

01/12/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Promoting full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society on a daily basis is the only way to deconstruct the barriers of prejudice and change mentalities” stressed Ms Centemero ahead of the Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Albania: a parliamentary seminar against hate

23/11/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

A seminar on the Albanian legislation with regard to the fight against intolerance, discrimination and hatred, organised by PACE, the Parliament of Albania and the No Hate Alliance, took place in Tirana on 24 November.

Intersex Awareness Day: 'Guaranteeing intersex people’s rights concerns us all'

25/10/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Every day, children are born with sex characteristics that are not exclusively either male or female. Yet there is little awareness of their situation and this lack of knowledge is linked to violations of their rights, said Piet De Bruyn.