The publications and information materials on the Council of Europe standards and their implementation are very useful tools to monitor progress and compliance with benchmarks and standards in the area of gender equality. Such publications include compilations of good practices, studies and information documents concerning the key areas of work of the Council of Europe in relation to gender equality: combating gender stereotypes and sexism, combating violence against women, ensuring women’s equal access to justice, achieving the balanced participation of women and men in decision-making and implementing a gender mainstreaming strategy.