Equality and Non-Discrimination


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

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. More

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

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. More

Attacks on LGBTI people are attacks on equality and democracy

"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. More

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

"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. More

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

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. More

Stop sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments

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. More