Equality and Non-Discrimination


Attacks on LGBTI people are attacks on equality and democracy

"Today, more than ever, let us stand up for justice and protection for all,” said Violeta Tomić, Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people, on the eve of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. More

International Roma Day: 'Now, more than ever, anti-Gypsyism must be fought'

"Member States must urgently step up their efforts to combat the scourge of anti-Gypsyism in all its forms", PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination said on the occasion of the International Roma Day. More

On Anti-Racism Day, Gabriela Heinrich takes aim at populism and nationalism

The Assembly's General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Gabriela Heinrich, has targeted European leaders who stir populist or nationalist sentiment in a statement to mark Anti-Racism Day. More

Stop sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assemby, today unanimously adopted a series of measures aimed at stopping sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments. More

Committee sets out plan to stamp out hate-speech in sport

PACE’s Equality Committee has called for a series of measures to stop hate speech or acts of hate in sport – including requiring all players and athletes to formally commit to abstain from such acts. More

Self-regulatory instruments and legal provisions to counter hate speech

The committee expressed its concern at the upsurge in hate speech which incites xenophobia, racial hatred, antisemitism and intolerance, and which targets in particular minorities, immigrants, women and LGBTI persons. More