Equality and Non-discrimination


Ensuring the political participation of persons with disabilities

In adopting the report by Mechthild Rawert, the committee emphasised the need for persons with disabilities to participate in political life, and pointed out that political rights, are fundamental human rights. More

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