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Hearing highights the dangers of radicalisation at local level

Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination “I want to ensure that children no longer leave home to die”, said Véronique Roy, the mother of a young man converted to Islam, who became radicalised and left for the Jihad in Syria, during committee hearing. More

International Women’s Day: ‘women are only half-way to equality with men’

Challenging patriarchal values, sexist stereotypes and the perception of gender roles is at the core of the action undertaken by women’s rights activists, declared Elena Centemero on the eve of the International Women’s Day. More

Violence against women in the armed forces: visit by rapporteur to NATO

Maryvonne Blondin will make a fact-finding visit to Brussels on 23 February, in the context of the preparation of her report on “Guaranteeing equal rights and protecting women against violence in the armed forces”. More

Milena Santerini: strengthening cooperation with the European Parliament on combating all forms of hatred

“Antisemitism and islamophobia may differ but their common roots are in hatred and intolerance and we must spare no effort in tackling both,” said Milena Santerini, speaking in a round table in Brussels today. More

Countering hate speech: a new challenge

On 26 January 2016, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination held a hearing on the work on combating hate speech of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). More

Intersex people: discrimination and human rights violations need to be addressed

“We must raise awareness about the situation of intersex people, and act now to overcome the discrimination they routinely face,” said the Commissioner for Human Rights speaking at a Committee hearing. More