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The Swedish way to gender equality

On 17-18 May, the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination held a meeting at the Riksdag in Stockholm, at the invitation of Jonas Gunnarsson, Chairperson of the Swedish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly. More

All forces needed to combat racism

Milena Santerini, General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, presented the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance to civil society organisations and the media at the Council of Europe Liaison office in Brussels. More

Women in the armed forces: it is vital to change mentalities

The Assembly's Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has deplored the fact that gender-based harassment and assaults against women are still frequent within the armed forces. More

Homophobia, transphobia, biphobia... Human rights still under threat

While genuine progress has been made in combating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, for many LGBT people, heinous attacks, prejudice and discrimination are still part of their everyday life. More

Milena Santerini: ‘Learning from the past to build a better future with Roma’

In 2016 Roma and Travellers in Europe are still discriminated against, stigmatised and targeted by hate speech,” said Milena Santerini, General Rapporteur on combating against racism and intolerance, to mark International Roma Day. More

Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 'the fight is far from won'

"While significant progress has been achieved globally in combating racial discrimination in the last decades, the fight is far from won", PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination stated. More