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Transforming society to make inclusion a priority

“Promoting full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society on a daily basis is the only way to deconstruct the barriers of prejudice and change mentalities” stressed Ms Centemero ahead of the Day of Persons with Disabilities. More

Albania: a parliamentary seminar against hate

A seminar on the Albanian legislation with regard to the fight against intolerance, discrimination and hatred, organised by PACE, the Parliament of Albania and the No Hate Alliance, took place in Tirana on 24 November. More

Intersex Awareness Day: 'Guaranteeing intersex people’s rights concerns us all'

Every day, children are born with sex characteristics that are not exclusively either male or female. Yet there is little awareness of their situation and this lack of knowledge is linked to violations of their rights, said Piet De Bruyn. More

Police harassment of gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan must stop

“I am deeply concerned by reports that gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan have recently been targeted by the police,” said Piet De Bruyn, PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI persons, today. More

Call for a ban on ‘sex-normalising’ surgery for intersex children

A committee has called for a ban on any medically unnecessary "sex-normalising" surgery, as well as sterilisation and other treatments on intersex children without their informed consent. More

Empowering women in the economy to strengthen the economy itself

“Empowering women in the economy of a country is a means of both reducing intolerable discrimination and strengthening the economy itself,” said Brigitte Longuet, addressing the committee today. More