10/06/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
PACE’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination is hosting a Facebook Live webinar on the gender dimension of foreign policy in the response to COVID-19 at 4 p.m. CET on 11 June. Panellists include current and former diplomats and academics involved in this field from the Netherlands, Sweden...
05/06/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
Sexual and reproductive healthcare have been among the first services to be negatively impacted during the COVID-19 crisis. Women have often been left without access to essential medical services such as contraception, testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and reproductive cancer...
22/05/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“The Hungarian Parliament’s enactment this week of a law designed to prevent trans and intersex people from obtaining legal recognition of their gender identity is a flagrant breach of human rights,” declared PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people, Fourat Ben Chikha (Belgium, SOC...
18/05/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
The negative impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as innovative solutions to cope with the crisis, were the focus of a parliamentary webinar streamed live via Facebook on 19 May 2020 at 16h CEST.Organised by PACE’s Committee on Equality and Non...
15/05/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the inequalities existing in our societies, and marginalised still further those who were already most at risk. Many LGBTI people already faced discrimination in access to employment, housing and adequate health care, and the last few weeks have...
11/05/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
With violence against women increasing during the COVID-19 lockdown, parliamentarians and experts from across the international community came together in an online conversation on Europe Day (5 May) to urge governments to tackle this “dramatic situation” by fully implementing the measures laid...
23/04/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
The new Handbook for parliamentarians on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is now available. The handbook aims to strengthen parliamentary knowledge about the convention and to support parliamentarians...
08/04/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“Today, even as we celebrate the resilience, resourcefulness and rich culture of Roma and Traveller communities, political leaders and all members of society must strengthen their commitment to combating anti-Gypsyism and discrimination,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow.
07/04/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“It is essential that access to family planning is guaranteed even during the COVID-19 crisis, which is putting sexual and reproductive health and rights at risk,” said Petra Bayr, Chairperson of PACE’s Committee on Equality and Non-discrimination.
27/03/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
“Throughout Europe, there are Roma and Travellers living in desperately inadequate and often in a situation of severe overcrowding. Instead of seeking additional ways to protect them, some politicians have actively fuelled anti-Gypsyism,” said František Kopřiva.
23/03/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
Countering violence against women must remain a priority for policy-makers and legislators during the COVID-19 crisis, according to Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo, the General Rapporteur on Violence against Women.
20/03/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination
On 21 March 1960, 69 people were killed by police forces in Sharpeville, South Africa, while peacefully protesting against apartheid laws. Sixty years later, Afrophobia, or racism against people of African descent, is still rife in Europe and beyond,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow.