Equality Women - Men

6th European Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men: Human rights and economic challenges in Europe - gender equality
Stockholm, 8 - 9 June 2006

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The Council of Europe Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men has ended with the adoption of a Resolution on “Achieving gender equality: a challenge for human rights and a prerequisite for economic development”.

The Ministers agreed on specific strategies for achieving gender equality and encouraged governments and all institutions and groups concerned to implement these strategies. In particular they called on the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to actively assess the costs (personal, social and economic) of continuing gender inequality in its 46 member states.

Proceedings of the conference
Resolution adopted by the European Ministers
Translation of the Resolution
Action Plan adopted by the European Ministers
Translation of the Action Plan
Opening and closing speeches
Final press release
Photo gallery
Photo gallery 2
Documentary film

''Gender inequality is unjust, unintelligent and expensive'' : Speech by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Speech

The main theme of the Conference was:

Human rights and economic challenges in Europe - gender equality

and the two sub themes were:

Gender equality as an integral part of human rights in a democratic society
Gender analysis and gender budgeting: tools for economic development



Background documents

  Practical information

Programme
Corrigendum to the Programme
Practical organisation of the Conference
Guidelines for Ministers' discussions
List of national reports

  Publishing

Gender budgeting




Other publications
  Useful links

Equality website
Trafficking in human beings
Other websites