Equality and Non-Discrimination


Rapporteur’s visit to Sweden focuses on ‘the gender dimension of foreign policy’

Petra Stienen will conduct a fact-finding visit to Sweden in the context of the preparation of her report on “The gender dimension of foreign policy”, during which she will meet, in particular, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. More

Gynaecological and obstetrical violence: lifting the taboo

"Gynaecological and obstetrical violence are a form of violence that has has long remained taboo. It is however a widespread phenomenon and women are victims of it in many countries," Maryvonne Blondin said. More

Preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence

The emergence of artificial intelligence that is not subject to regulation under a sovereign and independent democratic process risks leading to increasing human rights violations, stressed Christophe Lacroix. More

Lawful profiling – how?

Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) At a hearing on « ethnic profiling in Europe », organised by the Equality Committee, the rapporteur Boriss Cilevics stressed the importance of a clear definition of the conditions under which profiling can be lawful. More

Gender equality: defending acquis and making further progress through strong political commitment

Concerned about a backlash against women's rights, the Equality Commission called for increased vigilance and political commitment to secure further advances in gender equality. More

Committee hails positive impact of the Istanbul Convention, urges states to implement it

The Equality Committee has reiterated its “firm support” for the Istanbul Convention and urged Council of Europe member States to sign, ratify and fully implement it without further delay. More