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Milena Santerini: ‘Learning from the past to build a better future with Roma’

07/04/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

In 2016 Roma and Travellers in Europe are still discriminated against, stigmatised and targeted by hate speech,” said Milena Santerini, General Rapporteur on combating against racism and intolerance, to mark International Roma Day.

Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 'the fight is far from won'

21/03/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"While significant progress has been achieved globally in combating racial discrimination in the last decades, the fight is far from won", PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination stated.

Racist acts recently perpetrated against Roma women cannot be accepted

18/03/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Milena Santerini, General Rapporteur against Racism and Intolerance today condemned the hateful and racist acts perpetrated by football supporters in the streets of European cities against Roma women.

Committee calls for renewed commitment in the fight against antisemitism

11/03/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Stressing that targeted attacks against the Jewish community demonstrate that antisemitism is not a curse of the past, but today's threat, the committee urges governments to consider this fight as a priority.

Beyond quotas: time to shift to parity

11/03/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

With a view to increase women's political representation, PACE's member, observer and partner for democracy states should consider introducing the principle of parity in the Constitution, the committee concluded.

Hearing highights the dangers of radicalisation at local level

11/03/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I want to ensure that children no longer leave home to die”, said Véronique Roy, the mother of a young man converted to Islam, who became radicalised and left for the Jihad in Syria, during committee hearing.

International Women’s Day: ‘women are only half-way to equality with men’

07/03/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Challenging patriarchal values, sexist stereotypes and the perception of gender roles is at the core of the action undertaken by women’s rights activists, declared Elena Centemero on the eve of the International Women’s Day.

Violence against women in the armed forces: visit by rapporteur to NATO

19/02/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Maryvonne Blondin will make a fact-finding visit to Brussels on 23 February, in the context of the preparation of her report on “Guaranteeing equal rights and protecting women against violence in the armed forces”.

Milena Santerini: strengthening cooperation with the European Parliament on combating all forms of hatred

17/02/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Antisemitism and islamophobia may differ but their common roots are in hatred and intolerance and we must spare no effort in tackling both,” said Milena Santerini, speaking in a round table in Brussels today.

Countering hate speech: a new challenge

12/02/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

On 26 January 2016, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination held a hearing on the work on combating hate speech of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

Intersex people: discrimination and human rights violations need to be addressed

03/02/2016 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“We must raise awareness about the situation of intersex people, and act now to overcome the discrimination they routinely face,” said the Commissioner for Human Rights speaking at a Committee hearing.

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.