Equality and Non-Discrimination


Promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities

The Equality Committee reiterated its appeal to all member States “to respond positively to the needs of persons belonging to national minorities and to safeguard their rights”. More

Inclusion of persons with disabilities: time for a change of mindsets

“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development pledges to “leave no one behind” and mentions equality and inclusion as fundamental principles. We should fully support this approach, stated Adão Silva. More

Empowering intersex people: a crucial means of guaranteeing their rights

“For far too long, discrimination against intersex people has played havoc with their lives and led to appalling violations of their rights,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day. More

'It’s time to move on from out-dated approaches to gender identity'

"On the Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation, I welcome the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove transgender identities from the mental health disorders chapter of the new ICD 11,” said Piet De Bruyn. More

No to discrimination in access to employment

The right to work is a fundamental right. Yet discrimination in access to employment remains a real problem in member States, whatever the ground of discrimination at issue, PACE Committee on Equality said. More

Recognising sign languages as official languages

Unanimously adopting a draft resolution, based on a report prepared by Miren Edurne Gorrotxategui (Spain, UEL), the Committee on Equality called for the official recognition of sign languages. More