Equality and Non-discrimination


Piet de Bruyn, new General rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination appointed Piet De Bruyn as the new PACE General rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people at its meeting in Strasbourg on 27 June 2017. More

Sexual violence: introducing the 'no means no' principle in criminal codes

The committee strongly condemns sexual violence and harassment of women in public space, pointing out that this was a problem affecting all countries. “But such violence is not unavoidable,” said Françoise Hetto-Gaasch. More

Homophobic and transphobic violence: protecting victims, ending impunity

“Homophobic and transphobic violence deprive LGBTI people of their rights, violate their human dignity and condemn them to a life of fear,” declared Jonas Gunnarsson, on the eve of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. More

Committee expresses deep concern on current threats to women’s rights in Europe

The Committee on Equality expressed its deep concern at the growing trend in European countries and beyond to challenge the achievements made in the field of women’s rights over recent decades. More

Equality Committee members name their ‘inspiring women’

Murdered British MP Jo Cox, the wife of Turkey’s second president Mevhibe Inönü, and former US first lady Michelle Obama are among role-models chosen as #InspiringWomen in a special project to mark Women’s Day. More

Rapporteur visits Norway for ideas on how women can boost integration

Gabriela Heinrich, who is preparing a report for the Parliamentary Assembly on “migration from a gender perspective: empowering women as key actors for integration”, is to visit Norway from 18 to 19 April. More