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Serbia encouraged to pursue its efforts to protect the rights of traditional national minorities

17/12/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

I encourage the Serbian authorities to pursue their efforts for the protection of the rights of traditional national minorities and to ensure the implementation and harmonisation of the existing legislative framework, said Ferenc Kalmár.

The Equality Committee denounces racial profiling

05/12/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Racism is present in society, and therefore also in the police, and no country appears to be immune to it, said the committee, deploring an increase in racism and racist violence accompanied by a resurgence of racism in the police.

A European strategy needed to combat increasing racism and intolerance

05/12/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

It is urgent to combat racism and intolerance through a strategic approach that strengthens the legal framework and includes greater efforts to ensure its effective implementation, according to parliamentarians, adopting a text by Jonas Gunnarsson.

Disabled women and girls face a greater risk of violence

02/12/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Women and girls with disabilities need special attention, since they are exposed to higher risks of violence,” said Carmen Quintanilla on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Bucharest: Regional Conference on violence against women and the Istanbul Convention

21/11/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Parliamentarians from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova and Serbia will gather in Bucharest on 25 November on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

First Pride march in Podgorica ‘an important step forward’

21/10/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Yesterday’s holding of a Pride march for the first time in Montenegro’s capital was an important step forward,” said Robert Biedroń (Poland, SOC), PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people.

Call for online co-operation to curb sexual exploitation in cyberspace

17/10/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

To fight trafficking in human beings, we must also curb demand including in cyberspace said José Mendes Bota, General Rapporteur on violence against women, speaking on the eve of the 7th EU Anti-Trafficking Day.

Does rehabilitation of perpetrators of violence work?

03/10/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

At a hearing on “Violence against women: does the rehabilitation of perpetrators work?”, Frédéric Matwies, author of the book “Il y avait un monstre en moi” related the ten years of violence which he inflicted on his ex-partner.

Alarm at the spreading of racism and intolerance in Europe

03/10/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Sub-Committee on Racism and Xenophobia expresses deep concern at the increase in manifestations of racism throughout Europe. No country is immune to this phenomenon.

Prevention of violence against women: fresh dynamism

02/10/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

2013 will have been a turning point in the prevention of violence against women: the political impetus given by the United Nations has allowed a fresh dynamism.

Robert Biedroń, General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people

02/10/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee unanimously appointed Robert Biedroń as General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people, replacing Håkon Haugli. In an interview, Mr Biedroń explains his role and and the priorities of his mandate...

Committee tackles protection of minorities and language rights at Madrid hearing

17/09/2013 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The members of PACE’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination discussed the situation of minorities and the protection of language rights at a hearing in Madrid today.