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Russia urged to investigate persecution of LGBTI people in Chechnya

The Russian Federation has been urged to investigate the persecution of LGBTI people in the Chechen Republic, following reports in 2017 of cases of abduction, arbitrary detention and torture of gay men”. More

Committee spells out ways to promote gender equality in the economy

PACE’s Equality Committee has set out a wealth of measures Council of Europe member States should take to promote women's empoerment in the economy, whether as empolyees, managers or entrepreneurs. More

Stop forced marriage

“Forced marriage is not simply a question of being forced to accept a spouse but involves a series of violent acts against primarily women and girls and concerns all members States,” said Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo. More

Basic rights of LGBTI people are still flouted, says general rapporteur

“Over the last year we have seen regrettable setbacks in the situation of the daily lives of many LGBTI people in Europe,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. More

Detainees with disabilities: guaranteeing accessibility and reasonable accommodation, providing for alternative sentences

Expressing concern about the situation of detainees with disabilities, the committee has denounced States’ failure to ensure accessibility and reasonable accommodation for their specific needs. More

More diversity and equality on the political stage

“Women, persons with an immigration background, national minorities, young people, LGBTI people and persons with disabilities are not sufficiently represented in politics,” said the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. More