Equality and Non-discrimination


‘No effort should be spared to achieve gender equality and empower women by 2030’

Globalisation, digitalisation and increased mobility are giving the world of work a new face worldwide. Gender inequality, however, remains intact, said Elena Centemero, on the occasion of the International Women's Day. More

Berlin: conference on the rise of online hate and conspiracy theories

There is an increasing number of instances of online hate speech and conspiracy theories. What is the reason for this? Who are the victims? Does online hate speech give rise to real violence against particular groups? More

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