Equality and Non-Discrimination


A call for the official recognition of sign languages

“Sign languages are used by millions of deaf people throughout the world and contribute to creating communication bridges between deaf and hearing people,” said Mrs Gorrotxategui on the eve of the International Day of Sign Languages. More

It’s time to end discrimination against rainbow families, says PACE committee

Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC) Declaring it “crucial and urgent” that European States overcome the discrimination experienced by both adults and children in rainbow families, a committee has called for the elimination of all unjustified differences in treatment. More

Rapporteur’s visit to Denmark focuses on ‘the inclusion of persons with disabilities on the labour market’

Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur Adão Silva will conduct a fact-finding visit to Denmark on 10-11 September, in the context of the preparation of his report entitled “For a disability-inclusive workforce”. More

As we remember the past, it is urgent to strengthen the fight against anti-Gypsyism

“Even as we pay tribute to the victims of the Roma genocide perpetrated during the Second World War, there are alarming signs that anti-Gypsyism is still rife in Europe,” said Gabriela Heinrich. More

Istanbul Pride ban: peaceful Pride marches should be protected, not stopped

The decision of the governor of Istanbul to ban the Istanbul Pride march of 1 July 2018, for the fourth year in a row, is a deeply regrettable breach of the fundamental right to freedom of assembly, said Piet De Bruyn. More

Integration policies concerning migrants and refugees should take into account the gender dimension

Council of Europe member States should ensure gender sensitivity in the design and implementation of all integration policies for migrants and refugees, the PACE Equality Committee said. More