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Roma genocide: remembering the past to strengthen the fight against prejudice

On the occasion of International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day, Milena Santerini calls to strengthen their efforts to ensure that sites where Roma were persecuted and exterminated during World War II are recognised. More

Death of Simone Veil: an icon of French politics and a committed European

“I would like to pay tribute to Simone Veil, who dedicated her life to women’s rights and European ideals,” said Elena Centemero, extending her sincere condolences on behalf of the PACE to the family of Simone Veil. More

Piet de Bruyn, new General rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination appointed Piet De Bruyn as the new PACE General rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people at its meeting in Strasbourg on 27 June 2017. More

Sexual violence: introducing the 'no means no' principle in criminal codes

The committee strongly condemns sexual violence and harassment of women in public space, pointing out that this was a problem affecting all countries. “But such violence is not unavoidable,” said Françoise Hetto-Gaasch. More

Homophobic and transphobic violence: protecting victims, ending impunity

“Homophobic and transphobic violence deprive LGBTI people of their rights, violate their human dignity and condemn them to a life of fear,” declared Jonas Gunnarsson, on the eve of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. More

Committee expresses deep concern on current threats to women’s rights in Europe

The Committee on Equality expressed its deep concern at the growing trend in European countries and beyond to challenge the achievements made in the field of women’s rights over recent decades. More