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8 March: 'I too can make equality happen'

08/03/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

As Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, the Committee on Equality acknowledges the progress achieved towards greater equality between women and men while taking stock of the challenges that lie ahead.

Conference on private and family life for LGBTI people

23/02/2018 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the Danish Parliament and PACE will hold a conference on private and family life for LGBTI people. The keynote speech will be delivered by Ireland’s Minister for Children.

"Stifling LGBTI organisations’ free expression is harmful and a breach of fundamental rights"

14/12/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“The decision of the Ankara Governor’s Office to ban all events organised by LGBTI organisations within the province is stifling all forms of expression of LGBTI people”, said Piet De Bruyn, rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people.

Protecting the right to child maintenance

07/12/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The vast majority of single-parent families in Europe are headed by the mother, and the consequences of possible non-compliance of child maintenance payments impacts women disproportionately, the Equality Committee said.

Transforming society to make inclusion a priority

01/12/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Promoting full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society on a daily basis is the only way to deconstruct the barriers of prejudice and change mentalities” stressed Ms Centemero ahead of the Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Albania: a parliamentary seminar against hate

23/11/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

A seminar on the Albanian legislation with regard to the fight against intolerance, discrimination and hatred, organised by PACE, the Parliament of Albania and the No Hate Alliance, took place in Tirana on 24 November.

Intersex Awareness Day: 'Guaranteeing intersex people’s rights concerns us all'

25/10/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Every day, children are born with sex characteristics that are not exclusively either male or female. Yet there is little awareness of their situation and this lack of knowledge is linked to violations of their rights, said Piet De Bruyn.

Police harassment of gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan must stop

29/09/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I am deeply concerned by reports that gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan have recently been targeted by the police,” said Piet De Bruyn, PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI persons, today.

Call for a ban on ‘sex-normalising’ surgery for intersex children

18/09/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

A committee has called for a ban on any medically unnecessary "sex-normalising" surgery, as well as sterilisation and other treatments on intersex children without their informed consent.

Empowering women in the economy to strengthen the economy itself

18/09/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Empowering women in the economy of a country is a means of both reducing intolerable discrimination and strengthening the economy itself,” said Brigitte Longuet, addressing the committee today.

Roma genocide: remembering the past to strengthen the fight against prejudice

01/08/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

On the occasion of International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day, Milena Santerini calls to strengthen their efforts to ensure that sites where Roma were persecuted and exterminated during World War II are recognised.

Death of Simone Veil: an icon of French politics and a committed European

30/06/2017 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“I would like to pay tribute to Simone Veil, who dedicated her life to women’s rights and European ideals,” said Elena Centemero, extending her sincere condolences on behalf of the PACE to the family of Simone Veil.