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Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination

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One in three women in Europe has experienced some form of physical and/or sexual assault since the age of 15. Preventing and combating violence against women is one of the priorities of the Committee. The Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence, coordinated by Etilda GJONAJ (Albania, SOC) (replacing Even Eriksen (Norway, SOC) the 15 September 2023), General Rapporteur on violence against women, actively promotes the ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention.

Hate speech and manifestations of racism and intolerance on any grounds are a scourge affecting all countries in Europe and all levels of society. The Committee is committed to fighting hate speech, racism and intolerance. The No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, coordinated by Petra BAYR (Austria, SOC), General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, allows parliamentarians to join forces on these issues.

The Parliamentary Platform for the rights of LGBTI people in Europe uses interparliamentary cooperation to strengthen the fight against anti-LGBTI discrimination and promote full and effective equality for LGBTI people throughout the continent. It is coordinated by Christophe Lacroix (Belgium, SOC), PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people.