New York 17-19 July 2017
On the occasion of the 2017 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development and the...
On 29 June 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution 2177...
Seminar “Women and Drugs: from policy to good practice”organised by the Pompidou Group in Rome, 26-27 June 2017
The Council of Europe Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs...
The Head of the Gender Equality Unit spoke at the 2nd OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference...
Second meeting of the Drafting Committee preparing a draft recommendation to prevent and combat sexism
The Drafting Committee set up by the Gender Equality Commission (GEC) to prepare a draft...
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.