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.


2016 Conference – Tallinn, Estonia (30 June and 1 July 2016)

The Gender Equality Commission in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia organised the conference “Are we there yet? Assessing progress, inspiring action – the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017 which took place in Tallinn, Estonia on 30 June and 1 July. The aims were to discuss the implementation of the Strategy’s five objectives, highlight progress and impact, and exchange ideas for the future. For more information click here.