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Data collection on violence against women: fact-finding visit to Finland

PACE rapporteur Maria Edera Spadoni will travel to Finland from 3 to 5 November for a fact-finding visit in the context of the preparation of her report on Systematic collection of data on violence against women. More

It’s time to stop treating transgender people as diseased, says PACE rapporteur

“We must stop treating transgender people as if they are diseased,” said the General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC), on the eve of the Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation. More

Guaranteeing equal rights and protecting women against violence in the armed forces

Maryvonne Blondin will be paying a working visiting to Norway on 22 and 23 October in the framework of the preparation of her report on "Guaranteeing equal rights and protecting women against violence in the armed forces". More

Political and media approaches to the current refugee and migrant crisis

Are refugees welcome? Tim Finch, former director of communication of the Refugee Council and IPPR, told the members of the Alliance that the attitude of authorities, media and people have been inconsistent. More

Violence against women is a gross violation of human rights

Adopting unanimously a report on tackling violence against women, the committee stressed that all violence against women is a form of discrimination and a gross violation of human rights. More

Ensuring that parents have equal rights vis-à-vis their children

In adopting a draft resolution unanimously on equality and shared parental responsibility, the members said that the role of fathers vis-à-vis their children needs to be better recognised and properly valued. More