01/08/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
On the occasion of International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day, Milena Santerini calls to strengthen their efforts to ensure that sites where Roma were persecuted and exterminated during World War II are recognised.
30/06/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“I would like to pay tribute to Simone Veil, who dedicated her life to women’s rights and European ideals,” said Elena Centemero, extending her sincere condolences on behalf of the PACE to the family of Simone Veil.
28/06/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination appointed Piet De Bruyn as the new PACE General rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people at its meeting in Strasbourg on 27 June 2017.
18/05/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
The committee strongly condemns sexual violence and harassment of women in public space, pointing out that this was a problem affecting all countries. “But such violence is not unavoidable,” said Françoise Hetto-Gaasch.
16/05/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“Homophobic and transphobic violence deprive LGBTI people of their rights, violate their human dignity and condemn them to a life of fear,” declared Jonas Gunnarsson, on the eve of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
28/04/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
The Committee on Equality expressed its deep concern at the growing trend in European countries and beyond to challenge the achievements made in the field of women’s rights over recent decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.