Equality and Non-discrimination


'Let’s join forces against hate crime', says General Rapporteur

MMilena SANTERINI, (Italy, SOC), "In a world which faces increasing hate and violence, we need to stay strong and true to our values,” said the General Rapporteur on combating intolerance, speaking on the eve of the European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime. More

Discrimination and violence against refugee women

Migration / meeting / Paris On 22 June, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons held a joint hearing on discrimination and violence against refugee women. More

Grief and outrage at mass homophobic shootings in Orlando

Orlando “The targeting of a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, this weekend in a mass shooting is a horrific act of hate and of terror,” said Jonas Gunnarsson, General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people. More

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

MMilena SANTERINI, (Italy, SOC), 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