Equality and Non-discrimination


Chair of Equality Committee: ‘No to the trivialisation of domestic violence’

"I am deeply concerned at the adoption by the lower house of the Russian Parliament of a bill decriminalising violence against family members for cases when it is a first offence", said Ms Centemero. More

Yazidi women and the rehabilitation of victims of violence

“I do not know if I would still be alive if I had stayed in Iraq. But my story is just one among thousands" said Farida Abbas, survivor of ISIS violence, to the members of the Committee on Equality at a hearing in Strasbourg. More

Protecting the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities

Valeriu Ghiletchi (Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD) The committee called on member states to protect the rights of families belonging to religious minorities by taking practical steps, to “affirm the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion for all individuals”. More

Join forces against cyberdiscrimination and online hate

The committee called on member States to join forces against cyber-discrimination and hate speech through the adoption of effective legislative measures, education programs and more cooperation from Internet intermediaries. More

“We must talk about Afrophobia to prevent it becoming commonplace”

“While some types of ‘neo-racism’ based on supposedly cultural grounds do exist in Europe, traditional racism based on skin colour has never disappeared from our societies”, said Milena Santerini at the opening of a hearing in Paris. More

Persons with disabilities: achieving full inclusion requires strong political and financial commitments

"We cannot yet define our decision-making systems as fully inclusive since they continue to leave aside persons with disabilities most of the time,” said Elena Centemero, for the Day of Persons with Disabilities. More