Equality and Non-discrimination
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Preventing and combating violence against women is one of the priorities of the committee. To this end, it has appointed a General rapporteur on violence against women who coordinates the Parliamentary Network "Women Free from Violence" and actively promotes the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. Trafficking in human beings, a severe violation of human rights which affects women disproportionately, is also part of its mandate. Link to the campaign.
The Committee is also working on combating racism and created the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, coordinated by the General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance.
In January 2018, Elvira Kovács (Serbia, EPP/CD) was elected as Chairperson of the Committee.
All items due for discussion and decision.
List of reports under preparation in the committee.
The committee's public documents and declarations.
Assembly reports prepared by the committee.
Details of decisions taken by the committee at each meeting (synopses).
The committee seeks to promote equal opportunities across the board and works to counter discrimination of all kinds.
The 81 members are appointed by the national delegations to the Assembly and may belong to one of the six political groups in the Assembly or be non-registered.
The committee currently has two sub-committees:
The Prize was instituted to reward the action of political parties that have significantly improved women's political representation. It was given in 2009 to the Portuguese Socialist Party. More