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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.

World Anti-Trafficking Day: protecting victims must be the top priority

30/07/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"It's time to turn the spotlight on those hidden recesses where trafficking in human beings flourishes," said Gülsün Bilgehan, Chair of Equality Committee, speaking on the World Day against Trafficking.

Preventing Islamophobia while combating radicalisation of young people

23/06/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

There have been waves of young people from countries of Western Europe becoming fighters in various conflicts in the last decades, Professor Tahir Abbas of the Fatih University of Istanbul explained at a meeting.

Rapporteur 'deeply disappointed' by Moscow Gay Pride refusal

03/06/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Gay Pride rallies remind us that discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity has no place in democratic societies,” said Jonas Gunnarsson, General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people.

Preventing and combating racism, xenophobia and intolerance should be a priority for member States

01/06/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly has condemned the alarming rise in racism, xenophobia and intolerance in Europe, at its meeting in Paris.

Rapporteur hails LGBT people’s ‘right to be visible’

15/05/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"Young LGBT people must never be made to feel afraid to express their sexual orientation and gender identity", Jonas Gunnarsson said on the eve of the International Day against Homophobia.

Equality Committee appoints three new General rapporteurs

23/04/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination appointed three new General Rapporteurs during its meeting on 21 April 2015 in Strasbourg: Sahiba Gafarova, Jonas Gunnarsson and Milena Santerini.

Sole custody after separation perpetuates an outdated gender role model

20/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

At an Assembly hearing on 'equality and shared parental responsibility: the rights of fathers', participants stressed the importance of ensuring parental equality both in law and in practice.

'Stop discrimination of transgender people'

20/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Adopting a report on discrimination against transgender people in Europe, the Committee on Equality and Non-discrimination denounced human rights violations, including the right to respect for private life.