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Rapporteur’s visit to Sweden focuses on ‘the gender dimension of foreign policy’

08/10/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Petra Stienen will conduct a fact-finding visit to Sweden in the context of the preparation of her report on “The gender dimension of foreign policy”, during which she will meet, in particular, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Lawful profiling – how?

12/09/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

At a hearing on « ethnic profiling in Europe », organised by the Equality Committee, the rapporteur Boriss Cilevics stressed the importance of a clear definition of the conditions under which profiling can be lawful.

Gynaecological and obstetrical violence: lifting the taboo

12/09/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"Gynaecological and obstetrical violence are a form of violence that has has long remained taboo. It is however a widespread phenomenon and women are victims of it in many countries," Maryvonne Blondin said.

Preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence

12/09/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The emergence of artificial intelligence that is not subject to regulation under a sovereign and independent democratic process risks leading to increasing human rights violations, stressed Christophe Lacroix.

Committee hails positive impact of the Istanbul Convention, urges states to implement it

05/06/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Equality Committee has reiterated its “firm support” for the Istanbul Convention and urged Council of Europe member States to sign, ratify and fully implement it without further delay.

Gender equality: defending acquis and making further progress through strong political commitment

05/06/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Concerned about a backlash against women's rights, the Equality Commission called for increased vigilance and political commitment to secure further advances in gender equality.

Attacks on LGBTI people are attacks on equality and democracy

16/05/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"Today, more than ever, let us stand up for justice and protection for all,” said Violeta Tomić, Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people, on the eve of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

International Roma Day: 'Now, more than ever, anti-Gypsyism must be fought'

08/04/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"Member States must urgently step up their efforts to combat the scourge of anti-Gypsyism in all its forms", PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination said on the occasion of the International Roma Day.

On Anti-Racism Day, Gabriela Heinrich takes aim at populism and nationalism

20/03/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Assembly's General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Gabriela Heinrich, has targeted European leaders who stir populist or nationalist sentiment in a statement to mark Anti-Racism Day.

Self-regulatory instruments and legal provisions to counter hate speech

07/03/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The committee expressed its concern at the upsurge in hate speech which incites xenophobia, racial hatred, antisemitism and intolerance, and which targets in particular minorities, immigrants, women and LGBTI persons.

Stop sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments

07/03/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assemby, today unanimously adopted a series of measures aimed at stopping sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments.

Committee sets out plan to stamp out hate-speech in sport

07/03/2019 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

PACE’s Equality Committee has called for a series of measures to stop hate speech or acts of hate in sport – including requiring all players and athletes to formally commit to abstain from such acts.