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Combating racism at its roots by fostering parliamentary and interparliamentary work

25/10/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“There is a profound lack of acknowledgement of the existence of structural and institutional racism, its dimensions and its historical correlation, in political and public debate,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance. “The cases...

PACE conference on the normalisation of racism in politics, racism in culture, and combating discrimination...

21/10/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

As part of the activities of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, the Swedish Parliament and the PACE Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee will organise a parliamentary conference on “Diversity, inclusiveness and non-discrimination against racism and intolerance in Europe” on 25 October in...

Committee highlights rise in hatred against LGBTI people

23/09/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination expressed concern at the increase in hate speech, violence and hate crimes against LGBTI people in Council of Europe member States. “The scapegoating and violations of LGBTI people’s civil rights come to a large extent from political figures...

Preventing intersectional discrimination and promoting Muslim women’s empowerment

21/09/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

On the occasion of the European Action Day against Islamophobia, Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, made the following statement: “Already rife in Europe, Islamophobia is on the rise. While all Muslims, and those who are perceived as...

Combating discrimination against Roma and Travellers in the field of housing

21/09/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has condemned the fact that many Roma and Travellers in Europe “still live, against their will”, in unsuitable and racially segregated housing on the outskirts of urban areas, often lacking the most basic amenities and vulnerable to forced...

Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: “To build the future, we must remember the victims of the past”

30/07/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“On 2 August, we pay tribute to the victims of the Roma genocide perpetrated during the Second World War,” said the Parliamentary Assembly’s General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), speaking ahead of Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. “Even...

Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people in the Southern Caucasus denounces violence in Georgia during...

06/07/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I strongly condemn the acts of violence which occurred in Georgia during Tbilisi Pride Week, targeting in particular the office of the organisers of this LGBTI rights awareness week, which was occupied and ransacked, and the journalists present at the planned starting point of the march which...

Call for parliamentary action to further promote the ratification and implementation of the Istanbul...

21/06/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

At its meeting on 21 June, the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence held a hearing today on the power of the Istanbul Convention as a tool for protection against violence against women and domestic violence. Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge emphasized the...

Parliamentary hearing on the Istanbul Convention: a powerful tool for protection against violence

18/06/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

At its next meeting on 21 June, the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence will hold a hearing on the power of the Istanbul Convention as a tool for protection against violence against women and domestic violence. Speakers will include the Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General...

Hungary: PACE General Rapporteur denounces new legislation as ‘part of a concerted attack on LGBTI people...

16/06/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Yesterday, the Hungarian parliament adopted a raft of discriminatory legislative amendments designed to introduce a ban on the ‘portrayal and the promotion of gender identity different from sex at birth, the change of sex and homosexuality’ for persons under the age of 18,” said Fourat Ben...

Webinar on gender equality in migration policies

07/06/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“If we really want to integrate the protection of human rights in how we deal with the migration crisis, we need to look at a diversity of measures, a differentiation of data by gender as regards migrants, as well as a differentiation of voices and representation,” said Petra Stienen (Netherlands...

PACE General Rapporteur deeply concerned by wave of antisemitic attacks and hate speech

31/05/2021 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I am deeply concerned by the wave of antisemitic hate speech recently observed on major social media platforms, with the use of Holocaust imagery and Nazi glorification, as denounced by a new report of the World Jewish Congress. Violent acts are also being physically committed,” Momodou Malcolm...