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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

Equality Committee members name their ‘inspiring women’

Murdered British MP Jo Cox, the wife of Turkey’s second president Mevhibe Inönü, and former US first lady Michelle Obama are among role-models chosen as #InspiringWomen in a special project to mark Women’s Day. More

Rapporteur visits Norway for ideas on how women can boost integration

Gabriela Heinrich, who is preparing a report for the Parliamentary Assembly on “migration from a gender perspective: empowering women as key actors for integration”, is to visit Norway from 18 to 19 April. More

International Roma Day: ‘We must break the cycle of ignorance and anti-Gypsyism’

“Discrimination against and exclusion of Roma and Travellers must give way once and for all to recognition and inclusion” said Milena Santerini, Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance. More

Attacks against LGBT people in Chechnya: claims must be investigated and victims protected

“Alarming reports have been received from Chechnya concerning systematic abductions, torture and murders of individuals based on their sexual orientation,” said PACE rapporteurs. More