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Data collection: an essential tool to combat violence against women

28/01/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

In unanimously adopting a report on “Systematic collection of data on violence against women” the committee stressed that violence against women cannot be combatted effectively without reliable data.

Sexual assaults in Germany and Switzerland 'cannot remain unpunished'

11/01/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"I firmly condemn the mass sexual assaults perpetrated on 31 December in Germany and Switzerland", said Sahiba Gafarova, Parliamentary Assembly General Rapporteur on Violence against Women.

Access and empowerment for a full inclusion of persons with disabilities

02/12/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Too often, persons with disabilities face difficulties in accessing employment, education or participating in public life, said Gülsün Bilgehan, on the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Women in the armed forces: the glass ceiling still exists

02/12/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Following her visit to Norway, Maryvonne Blondin provided information, in the context of the preparation of her report on protecting women against violence in the armed forces, as part of a hearing today in Paris.

On Orange Day, general rapporteur denounces ‘double violence’ faced by refugee women

24/11/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The global refugee crisis is not only a major challenge for governments, it also aggravates another phenomenon: violence against refugee women, said Sahiba Gafarova, denouncing the “double violence” they too often suffer.

Impact of measures to improve women's political representation: rapporteur to make visit to Sweden

06/11/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Elena Centemero will travel to Sweden on 10-11 November for a fact-finding visit in the context of the preparation of her report on “Assessing the impact of measures to improve women's political representation”.

Data collection on violence against women: fact-finding visit to Finland

29/10/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

PACE rapporteur Maria Edera Spadoni will travel to Finland from 3 to 5 November for a fact-finding visit in the context of the preparation of her report on Systematic collection of data on violence against women.

It’s time to stop treating transgender people as diseased, says PACE rapporteur

23/10/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“We must stop treating transgender people as if they are diseased,” said the General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC), on the eve of the Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation.

Guaranteeing equal rights and protecting women against violence in the armed forces

21/10/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Maryvonne Blondin will be paying a working visiting to Norway on 22 and 23 October in the framework of the preparation of her report on "Guaranteeing equal rights and protecting women against violence in the armed forces".

Political and media approaches to the current refugee and migrant crisis

01/10/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Are refugees welcome? Tim Finch, former director of communication of the Refugee Council and IPPR, told the members of the Alliance that the attitude of authorities, media and people have been inconsistent.

Violence against women is a gross violation of human rights

30/09/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Adopting unanimously a report on tackling violence against women, the committee stressed that all violence against women is a form of discrimination and a gross violation of human rights.

Ensuring that parents have equal rights vis-à-vis their children

10/09/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

In adopting a draft resolution unanimously on equality and shared parental responsibility, the members said that the role of fathers vis-à-vis their children needs to be better recognised and properly valued.