Unpaid care work has an impact on the capacity of carers (mostly women) to access paid employment...
The Justice Academy of Azerbaijan prepares the next generation of judges to incorporate a gender-sensitive approach in their work
For the first time, the entire corps of candidate judges of Azerbaijan took part in an intensive...
Statement on current threats to women’s rights in Europe by the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
On 24 April 2017, the Committee expressed “deep concern at the growing trend in European...
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights examined these issues during his visits in...
UN Women initiative to repeal and amend all laws that discriminate against women and girls: Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030
In February 2017, UN Women, the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now co-hosted the...
What we do
Equality between women and men
Gender equality means an equal visibility, empowerment, responsibility and participation of both sexes in all spheres of public and private life. It also means an equal access to, and distribution of resources between women and men.
It means accepting and valuing equally the differences of women and men and the diverse roles they play in society.
Combating sexist hate speech
Sexist hate speech relates to expressions which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred based on sex. Combating sexist hate speech has been part of the work of the Council of Europe in the last year. A report from a seminar on this topic, held jointly with the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign in February 2016, has been published – it highlights the causes, forms and consequences of sexist hate speech and proposes solutions to counter it. The Gender Equality Commission has started work to prepare a draft Committee of Ministers Recommendation to combat sexism, taking into account existing standards and policies to combat gender stereotypes.