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The No Hate Parliamentary Alliance is launched

29/01/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Attending the launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, Anne Brasseur invited her colleagues to shout out against all forms of intolerance, raising the alarm and expressing their democratic and civil consciousness.

Official launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance

29/01/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

On 29 January 2015, the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance was officially launched in the presence of Anne Brasseur and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni who expressed their wholehearted support for the initiative.

Attack against Charlie Hebdo: a hate crime based on rejecting freedom of expression

08/01/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"We strongnly condemn the killings yesterday at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and we convey our condolences to the families and relatives of the victims," said Maria Giannakaki and Gvozden Srećko Flego.

Rapporteur on combating discrimination against transgender people to make fact-finding visit to the United...

08/12/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Deborah Schembri will make a fact-finding visit to the United Kingdom from 9 to 11 December, as part of the preparation of her report on discrimination against transgender people in Europe.

Budgetary cuts should not be equality blind

04/12/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Budgetary cuts should not be human rights and equality blind, the committee said, adopting a report prepared by Nikolaj Villumsen. Human rights and equality impact assessments are essential in order to take informed decisions.

Tackling intolerance in Europe with a special focus on Christians

04/12/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Numerous acts of hostility and violence have been recorded in the recent years against Christians and their places of worship. However, these acts are overlooked by national authorities, the committee has warned.

‘People with disabilities must no longer be treated like second-class citizens’

03/12/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“People with disabilities must no longer be invisible to the rest of society or treated like second-class citizens. That has to change,” said Carmen Quintanilla, as her report was adopted today.

Istanbul Convention: putting an end to the cycle of violence against women

24/11/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

2014 marked a turning point with the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, giving a clear sign of the political will of States to prevent and condemn all forms of violence against women,” declared Ms Brasseur.

A year after the death of Pavlos Fyssas in Greece, PACE General Rapporteur hails his legacy

17/09/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“A year after the atrocious murder of Pavlos Fyssas by right-wing extremists, his memory remains alive,” said PACE's General Rapporteur against Racism and Intolerance Maria Giannakaki.

Violence against LGBT people on the rise: counteraction is urgently needed

16/09/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I am deeply disturbed by the grave attacks on the LGBT community in Europe, especially the savage murder of Ekaterina Khomenko, and the attack on a German gay activist in Belgrade,” said Robert Biedroń.

Equality and the crisis: rapporteur makes visit to Greece

10/09/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Nikolaj Villumsen will make a fact-finding visit to Athens in the context of the preparation of his report on “Equality and the crisis”. He will meet, in particular, the Vice-President of the Hellenic Parliament and the Deputy Minister of Health.

The status of women in the Southern Mediterranean countries: mixed results

09/09/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Three years after the start of the Arab Spring, the Equality Committee, meeting in Paris, has drawn mixed conclusions about the situation of women in the countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean.