Equality and Non-Discrimination


Empowering intersex people: a crucial means of guaranteeing their rights

“For far too long, discrimination against intersex people has played havoc with their lives and led to appalling violations of their rights,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day. More

‘It’s time to move on from out-dated approaches to gender identity’

“On the Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation, I welcome the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove transgender identities from the mental health disorders chapter of the new ICD 11,” said Piet De Bruyn. More

No to discrimination in access to employment

The right to work is a fundamental right. Yet discrimination in access to employment remains a real problem in member States, whatever the ground of discrimination at issue, PACE Committee on Equality said. More

Recognising sign languages as official languages

Unanimously adopting a draft resolution, based on a report prepared by Miren Edurne Gorrotxategui (Spain, UEL), the Committee on Equality called for the official recognition of sign languages. More

Promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market

Persons with disabilities encounter many obstacles to accessing the labor market, such as prejudice on their competences or the unwillingness of employers to provide reasonable accommodations,” regrets the committee. More

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

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