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8 March: 'I too can make equality happen'

As Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, the Committee on Equality acknowledges the progress achieved towards greater equality between women and men while taking stock of the challenges that lie ahead. More

Conference on private and family life for LGBTI people

The Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the Danish Parliament and PACE will hold a conference on private and family life for LGBTI people. The keynote speech will be delivered by Ireland’s Minister for Children. More

"Stifling LGBTI organisations’ free expression is harmful and a breach of fundamental rights"

“The decision of the Ankara Governor’s Office to ban all events organised by LGBTI organisations within the province is stifling all forms of expression of LGBTI people”, said Piet De Bruyn, rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people. More

Protecting the right to child maintenance

The vast majority of single-parent families in Europe are headed by the mother, and the consequences of possible non-compliance of child maintenance payments impacts women disproportionately, the Equality Committee said. More

Transforming society to make inclusion a priority

“Promoting full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society on a daily basis is the only way to deconstruct the barriers of prejudice and change mentalities” stressed Ms Centemero ahead of the Day of Persons with Disabilities. More

Albania: a parliamentary seminar against hate

A seminar on the Albanian legislation with regard to the fight against intolerance, discrimination and hatred, organised by PACE, the Parliament of Albania and the No Hate Alliance, took place in Tirana on 24 November. More