Equality and Non-Discrimination


More diversity and equality on the political stage

“Women, persons with an immigration background, national minorities, young people, LGBTI people and persons with disabilities are not sufficiently represented in politics,” said the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. More

'Empowering Roma women is an opportunity for our societies'

“Empowering Roma and Traveller women is crucial to achieving equality of opportunities, for all Roma and Travellers in European societies,” said Gabriela Heinrich, ahead of Roma Day (8 April 2018). More

“Fight the wave of racism now”

“The increase in racially motivated hate crimes and the use of racist rhetoric in the public discourse, are reasons for serious concern,” Gabriela Heinrich said, on the occasion of the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. More

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