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    Strasbourg, 8 juin 2012 GEC (2012) RAP 1

    COMMISSION POUR LGALIT ENTRE LES
    FEMMES ET LES HOMMES
    (GEC)

    1re runion

    6-8 juin 2012

    Strasbourg
    ___________________

    LISTE DES POINTS DISCUTS ET CONCLUSIONS

    1. OUVERTURE DE LA RUNION

    La Commission pour lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes (GEC) a tenu sa premire runion du 6 au 8 juin 2012 au Conseil de lEurope Strasbourg,. Le Secrtaire gnral du Conseil de lEurope, M Tornbjrn JAGLAND et Mme Filloreta KODRA, vice-ministre albanaise du Travail, des Affaires sociales et de l'Egalit des chances, reprsentant la prsidence albanaise du Comit des Ministres, ont ouvert officiellement la runion et souhait la bienvenue aux membres de la nouvelle Commission. Ils ont rappel la primaut accorde lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes au sein du Conseil de lEurope et assur la GEC de leur soutien afin den faire une ralit dans les faits (discours inclus lannexe ). Lordre du jour adopt par la GEC figure lannexe I et la liste de participant(e)s, lannexe II.

    2. LECTION DU/DE LA PRSIDENT(E) ET DU/DE LA VICE-PRSIDENT(E)

    La GEC a ensuite lu par acclamation ses prsident(e) et vice-prsident(e) pour un mandat dun an renouvelable une fois, conformment larticle 12 de la Rsolution CM/Res(2011)24 du Comit des Ministres concernant les comits intergouvernementaux et les organes subordonns, leur mandat et leurs mthodes de travail.

      Mme Carlien SCHEELE (Pays-Bas) et M Sergyi KYSTLYTSYA (Ukraine) ont t lus respectivement prsidente et vice-prsident. Le Comit directeur pour les droits de lHomme (CDDH) sera invit confirmer llection de la Prsidente.

    La GEC a discut la possibilit de mettre en place un Bureau. Ses membres ont considr que le champ dapplication trs ouvert de la Commission, lintrt et la diversit de son travail pouvaient justifier la cration dun Bureau restreint (un-e prsident-e-, un-e vice-prsident-e et trois membres) qui se runirait une fois entre les deux sessions plnires. Certaines solutions pour permettre au Bureau de fonctionner dans la limite des ressources budgraires disponibles ont t avances.

      La GEC est convenue quil tait trop tt pour apprcier lintrt de crer un Bureau. Elle a charg le Secrtariat dtudier la faisabilit les implications dune telle mesure et a dcid de rexaminer cette question lors de sa prochaine runion.

    3. PROGRAMME TRANSVERSAL SUR LGALIT ENTRE LES FEMMES ET LES HOMMES ET MANDAT DE LA GEC

    La GEC a tenu un change de vues prliminaire sur son mandat et ses relations avec dautres composantes du programme transversal sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes.

    Le dbat comprenait un change de vues avec la Secrtaire-Gnrale-Adjointe, Mme Maud de BOER BUQUICCHIO, sur le mandat de la GEC et les nouvelles mesures prises pour promouvoir la dimension de lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes dans le travail du Conseil de lEurope. Les membres de la GEC se sont flicits de la dynamique cre par le lancement du programme transversal et de la contribution personnelle de la Secrtaire-Gnrale Adjointe au programme en faveur de lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes. Ils regrettent toutefois que seuls seize reprsentants de gouvernement aient eu droit au remboursement des frais lis leur participation aux runions de la GEC, ce qui nuit la participation ces runions.

    Les participant(e)s ont discut des mesures destines encourager la mise en uvre des normes existantes et de la dimension de lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes dans les diffrents secteurs du Conseil de lEurope et des implications de ces mesures.

    Ils/elles ont aussi discut de la collaboration entre la GEC et ses membres dune part et dautre part la Coordinatrice thmatique sur lgalit et la traite du Comit des Ministres, le rseau de points de contacts, les rapporteur(e)s sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes, dsignes au sein de divers comits directeurs et dautres organes (document de travail GEC(2012)3) et du groupe daction Inter-Secrtariat. Ils / elles ont encore soulign lintrt dune collaboration entre lAssemble parlementaire du Conseil de lEurope et le Rseau parlementaire pour  le droit des femmes de vivre sans violence . La discussion comportait aussi un change de vues avec deux rapporteures sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes, Mme Elisabetta Simeoni, rapporteure sur lgalit du Groupe Pompidou, et Mme Nadejda Harizanova, Rapporteure sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes, du Comit dexperts sur les droits des personnes handicapes (CS-RDP).

    Les conclusions peuvent en tre rsumes comme suit :

      La GEC devrait reconnatre les occasions de communiquer avec les diffrentes composantes du programme transversal et soutenir leur travail notamment loccasion de runions, de rencontres informelles, de partage de documents et dactivits communes ;
      Les Gouvernements devraient tre invits dsigner un point de contact et encourager le travail en quipe au niveau national, y compris lensemble des parties intresses de faon ce que celles-ci contribuent au travail du Conseil de lEurope et en bnficier ;
      La GEC devrait aider les rapporteur(e)s sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes accomplir leur tche, en particulier en leur donnant des exemples dvaluation dimpact selon le genre ou de travail men pour intgrer les questions de genre dans les politiques. Cela pourrait aussi tre fait par linstitution de tandems (composs dun membre de la GEC et dun/une rapporteur(e) sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes). La GEC a invit le Secrtariat prparer et diffuser un document comprenant les diverses propositions avant sa rencontre avec les rapporteur(e)s sur lgalit (dont la date reste fixer).
      Lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes devrait tre mise en vidence au niveau du Comit des Ministres notamment grce au rle du coordinateur thmatique et de lincorporation des questions lies lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes dans les priorits des prsidences du Comit des Ministres.

    4. ACTION POUR LGALIT ENTRE LES FEMMES ET LES HOMMES: FIXER LES PRIORITS

    La GEC a discut des problmes auquel se heurte laction pour lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes au niveau national et international. Les ncessits exprimes par les membres et les contributions des organisations internationales ont conduit ltablissement dun inventaire de questions considres comme ayant une pertinence particulire pour le Conseil de lEurope. la liste de thmes voqus comprend la violence lgard des femmes ; la lutte contre le sexisme ; les strotypes de genre dans lducation et les mdias ; la dfense des normes et mcanismes dgalit ; les discriminations multiples dont souffrent les femmes ; le rle des hommes et le renforcement de la participation des femmes la prise de dcisions. La GEC a soulign limportance de garder toujours lesprit lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes, qui fait partie intgrante des droits humains et qui est un critre fondamental de dmocratie.

    La GEC sest aussi demande sil serait possible de raliser une tude de faisabilit sur laccs des femmes la justice. La juge Franoise TULKENS, vice-prsidente de la Cour europenne des droits de lHomme, a fait un expos sur laccs des femmes la Cour europenne des droits de lhomme. Elle a attir lattention sur le faible nombre de requtes dposes par des femmes et soulign que ces difficults refltaient peut-tre les obstacles rencontrs par les femmes au niveau national.

    A la suite de la discussion, la GEC est convenue de :

      Proposer dutiliser un questionnaire rvis pour collecter des informations sur la mise en uvre de la Recommandation Rec (2002)5 du Comit des Ministres aux Etats membres sur la protection des femmes contre la violence;
      Proposer le thme  femmes et mdias  pour la premire runion annuelle du rseau des points de contact, qui doit tre organise en 2013 en partant de la Recommandation n R (84) 17 du Comit des Ministres aux Etats membres sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes dans les mdias. Deux pays (lAzerbadjan et les Pays-Bas) ont dclar quils taient disposs accueillir cet vnement. La GEC dcidera du contenu et du lieu de la confrence sa prochaine runion. La GEC a demand au Secrtariat dlaborer un avant-projet de cadre conceptuel de la confrence et de diffuser celui-ci aux membres avant la prochaine runion.
      Prparer une tude de faisabilit sur laccs des femmes la justice avec laide de la Commission europenne pour lefficacit de la justice (CEPEJ). Un groupe de redaction sera cr cette fin. Trois noms ont dj t proposs par la CEPEJ. Les membres de la GEC sont invits donner dici le 16 juillet 2012 des noms de spcialistes de cette question spcifique.

    En terme de processus, la GEC est convenue de lintrt de dfinir une perspective moyen terme et de faciliter la prparation dune Stratgie du Conseil de lEurope sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes pour les annes 2014  2017. Elle a examin les diverses tapes possible du processus conduisant ladoption de la stratgie du Comit des Ministres la fin de 2013, qui comprend une large consultation avant la soumission dun projet de stratgie au CDDH. La GEC a aussi soulign la ncessit de rendre plus apparentes les questions lies lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes au sein du Conseil de lEurope et lextrieur par une stratgie de communication qui tiendrait compte de la ncessit dinsister sur des messages positifs.

      La GEC a invit le Secrtariat prendre en considration les besoins et les souhaits exprims par ses membres et laborer un projet de grandes lignes de stratgie en consultation avec lquipe inter-Secrtariat charge de lintgration des questions lies lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes. Le projet de grandes lignes devrait tre diffus suffisamment en amont de la discussion la prochaine runion de la GEC.
      La GEC se flicite de la volont du Secrtariat de passer en revue le site internet et dlaborer un visuel permettant de reconnatre le programme transversal sur lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes.

    5. SOUTENIR LA MISE EN UVRE DES NORMES PAR LA COOPRATION

    Des projets de coopration pourraient galement tre labors pour favoriser la mise en uvre des normes en ce qui concerne notamment le renforcement des capacits, par des formations, des activits de sensibilisation, ou par lvaluation de mesures visant favoriser lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes, ainsi que des expertises lgislatives, sachant que pour que le Conseil de lEurope procde de telles expertises, il faut que, soit le/la Prsident(e) du parleament, soit le/la ministre comptent(e) adresse une demande officielle en ce sens au Secrtaire Gnral du Conseil de lEurope. Les membres ont cit un certain nombre de sujets quils souhaiteraient voir tudier, y compris lapproche intgre de lgalit dans la politique de sant ou le rle des hommes dans les actions menes en faveur de lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes.

      Les membres de la GEC sont invits informer le Secrtariat dici la mi-octobre 2012 de leur souhait de bnficier de projets de coopration. La GEC examinera leurs propositions sa prochaine runion et fixera des priorits en tenant compte des ressources disponibles.

    Les membres de la GEC ont procd un change de vues avec le Secrtariat du Bureau de la Directrice gnrale des programmes sur la politique du Conseil de lEurope lgard des rgions voisines et des priorits de coopration de lOrganisation avec le voisinage, et notamment la Jordanie, le Maroc et la Tunisie, en particulier en ce qui concerne les activits proposes dans le domaine de lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes. Ils ont galement pris note des activits du Centre europen pour lindpendance et la solidarit mondiales (Centre Nord-Sud) du Conseil de lEurope pour renforcer le rle des femmes du Sud de la Mditerrane.

      La GEC sest flicite des activits en cours ; elle a confirm que ses membres taient disposs offrir aide et des expertise si elle y tait invite et elle a mis laccent sur les synergies et la coopration.

    Concernant la coordination et la planification conjointe lchelle internationale, les reprsentant(e)s dONU Femmes, du Bureau du Commissaire aux droits de lHomme des Nations Unies, de lUnion europenne (y compris la Commission europenne et lInstitut europen pour lgalit entre les hommes et les femmes) et du BIDDH / OSCE ont prsent leurs activits

      Tous les participant(e)s ont dcid de poursuivre un change rgulier dinformations en particulier sur les sujets (comme la violence lencontre des femmes) o lavantage ventuel de la complmentarit et des actions communes semble aller de soi.

    6. REPONSES AUX RECOMMANDATIONS DE LASSEMBLEE PARLEMENTAIRE

    La GEC a pris note de la rponse du Comit des Ministres la Recommandation 1977 (2011) de lAssemble parlementaire sur  Davantage de femmes dans les instances de dcision conomiques et sociales , adopte le 15 fvrier 2012, et la Recommandation 1990 (2012) de lAssemble parlementaire sur  Le droit de chacun de participer la vie culturelle  (document GEC (2012)2). Cette dernire rsulte dune consultation crite que les membres de la GEC ont soumis au Comit des Ministres par le biais du CDDH.

      La GEC a galement adopt une position concernant la Recommandation 1996 (2012) de lAssemble parlementaire sur  Lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes : une condition du succs du Printemps arabe . Elle a charg le Secrtariat dlaborer un projet davis sur la base de cette position, qui sera envoy pour approbation aux membres de la GEC avant dtre soumis au CDDH.

    7. DATES DE LA PROCHAINE RUNION

    Les dates proposes pour la prochaine runion de la GEC, qui doit se tenir Strasbourg, sont les suivantes : du 7 au 9 ou du 14 au 16 novembre ( confirmer).

    ANNEXE 1

    ORDRE DU JOUR

    I. Ouverture de la runion
    II. Adoption de lordre du jour
    III. Elections

      IV. Elaboration dune Stratgie en matire dEgalit entre les Femmes et les Hommes du Conseil de lEurope (2014-17)

    V. Mise en uvre des normes du Conseil de lEurope dans le domaine de lgalit entre les femmes et les hommes
    VI. Coordination et Planification conjointe au niveau international
    VII. Accs des femmes la justice (activit)

      VIII. Intgration dune perspective de genre dans les activits du Conseil de lEurope

    IX. Questions diverses
    X. Date et lieu de la prochaine runion

    APPENDIX II
    LISTE DES PARTICIPANT-E-S

    Members/Membres

    Member elected by CDDH/Membres lu-e-s par le CDDH

    Armenia/Armnie
    Ms Karine SOUDJIAN
    Head of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues Division
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia
    2 Government Building
    Yerevan 0010
    Tel: + 37460 620 504
    Mobile: +055399511
    E-mail: k.soudjian@mfa.am 

    Austria/Autriche
    Ms Eva FEHRINGER
    Deputy Director of European and International Social Policy, Equality and Labour Law
    Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
    Stubenring 1
    1010 Wien
    Tel: +43 17 1100 6098
    E-mail: eva.fehringer@bmask.gv.at

    Finland/Finlande
    Ms Pivi YLI-PIETILA
    Ministerial Adviser
    Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
    PO BOX 33, 00023 Government
    Helsinki
    Tel: +358 29 51 63 228 / 358 50 46 49 323
    E-mail : paivi.yli-pietila@stm.fi
    liisa.tyvento@stm.fi

    France
    Mme Sophie DEL-CORSO
    Bureau des Affaires europennes et internationales (BEI)
    Ministre des Affaires sociales
    14, avenue Duquesne
    75350 PARIS 07 SP
    Tl : +01 53 86 10 61
    Fax : +01 40 56 87 67
    E-mail : sophie.delcorso@social.gouv.fr

    Ireland/Irlande
    Ms Pauline MOREAU
    Director
    Gender Equality Division
    Department of Justice and Equality
    Bishops Square
    Redmonds Hill
    Dublin 2
    Tel: +353 1 4790 235
    E-mail: pmmoreau@justice.ie

    Italy/Italie
    Mr Michele PALMA
    [Apologised/Excus]

    Lithuania/Lituanie
    Ms Vanda JURSENIENE
    Head of the Equality between Women and Men Division
    Ministry of Social Security and Labour
    Vivulskio str. 11
    03610 Vilnius
    Tel: +370 5 2664 273
    Fax: +370 5 2664 209
    E-mail: vanda.jurseniene@socmin.lt

    Netherlands/Pays-Bas
    Ms Carlien SCHEELE
    Director
    Directorate for Gender and LGBT Equality
    Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
    IPC 5500
    P.O. Box 16375
    2500 BJ The Hague
    Tel: +31 70 41 23 351/+31 65 23 67 792
    E-mail: c.scheele@minocw.nl

    Norway/Norvge
    Mr Inge OVESEN
    [Apologised/Excus]

    Poland/Pologne
    Ms Monika KSIENIEWICZ
    Deputy Director
    Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment
    The Chancellery of the Prime Minister
    Al. Ujazdowskie 1/3
    00-583 Warsaw
    Tel.: +48 22 694 68 51
    Fax: +48 22 694 72 34
    E-mail: monika.ksieniewicz@kprm.gov.pl

    Portugal
    Mme Isabel ROMAO
    Independent gender equality expert
    Rua Pinheiro Borges, 3
    2 Dto. Alfragide
    2610-139 Amadora
    Tel : +351 21 47 13 902
    E-mail: isabelromao2@gmail.com

    Russian Federation/Fdration de Russie
    Mr Andrey NIKIFOROV
    Deputy Head
    Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Smolenskaya-Sennaya st., 32/34
    119200 Moscow
    Tel: +7 495 244-30-25
    Fax: +7 495 244-40-25
    E-mail: gpch@mid.ru
    nikiforov-andrei@mail.ru

    Slovenia/Slovnie
    Ms Violeta NEUBAUER
    Coordinator for International Affairs
    Equal Opportunities and European Coordination Service
    Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs
    Kotnikova 28
    1000 Ljubljana
    Tel.: + 386 1 369 75 15
    Fax: + 386 1 369 79 18
    E-mail: violeta.neubauer@gov.si

    Spain/Espagne
    Mr Guillaume MONFORT
    Coordinator. International Relations Department
    State Secretariat for Social Services and Equality
    Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality
    Alcal 37
    28071 Madrid
    Tel: +34 (91) 524 32 91
    Fax : +34 (91) 524 68 94
    E-mail : gmonfortj@msssi.es

    Switzerland/Suisse
    Mme Sylvie DURRER
    Directrice Doctorat s lettres
    Bureau fdral de lgalit entre femmes et hommes BFEG
    Dpartement fdral de l'Intrieur
    Schwarztor 51
    3003 Berne
    Tel : +41 79 216 50 27
    E-mail : sylvie.durrer@ebg.admin.ch

    Ukraine
    Mr Sergiy KYSLYTSYA
    Director General
    Directorate General for International Organisations
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Mykhaylivska sqr. 1
    01018 Kiev
    Tel: +380 44 238 15 64
    Fax: +380 44 272 20 40
    E-mail: s.kyslytsya@mfa.gov.ua

      kyslytsya@yahoo.com

    Other Representatives from member StateS/Autre reprsentants des tats Membres

    Albania/Albanie
    Ms Etleva SHESHI
    Head of the Unit for Gender Equality and Measures against Violence in the Family
    E-mail: etleva_sheshi@yahoo.com

    Andorra/Andorre
    Mme Caterina ALEIX
    ducatrice sociale
    quipe d'Attention Intgrale en faveur des Femmes Victimes de Violence (EAID)
    Ministre de la Sant et du Bien-tre
    Av. Prncep Benlloch, 30
    Edifici Clara Rabassa, 4t
    AD500 la Vella
    Tel: +376 860345
    Fax: +376 822892
    E-mail: caterina_aleix@govern.ad

    Azerbaijan /Azerbadjan
    Ms Kamala HAGVERDIYEVA
    Deputy Head of the International Relation and Protocol Service Department of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs
    House of Government
    U. Hajibeyov 40
    Baku AZ 1000
    Tel: +99 412 498 5765
    E-mail: office@scfwca.gov.az

    Belgium/Belgique
    Mme Vronique DE BAETS
    Attache
    Institut pour lgalit des femmes et des hommes
    Rue E. Blerot 1
    1070 Bruxelles
    E-mail : veronique.debaets@iefh.belgique.be

    Bosnia and Herzegovina/Bosnie-Herzgovine
    Mme Samra FILIPOVIC-HADZIABDIC
    Director
    Gender Equality Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Kulovica 4
    71000 Sarajevo
    Tel: +387 33 209 761
    Fax: +387 33 209 761
    E-mail: samrahf@arsbih.gov.ba

    Norway/Norvge
    Ms Maren Anna L. DAM
    Adviser
    Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
    P.b. 8036 Dep
    0030 Oslo
    Tel: 22242490
    E-mail: mad@bld.dep.no

    Poland/ Pologne
    Ms Jacqueline KACPRZAK
    Head of Gender Equality Unit
    Department of Economic Analyses and Forecasts
    Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
    Nowogrodzka 1/3/5
    00-513 Warsaw
    Tel:  +48 22 661 14 47
    Fax : +48 22 661 12 43
    E-mail : Jacqueline.Kacprzak@mpips.gov.pl

    Turkey/ Turquie
    Ms Gknur AKADAG
    Head of the  Research-Development and Project Department,
    Ministry of Family and Social Policies
    Ziya Gkalp Caddesi No: 40 Kızılay
    Ankara
    Tel: 0 312 430 45 77
    Fax: 0312 430 76 70
    E-mail: goknurakcadag@gmail.com
    goknur.akcadag@aile.gov.tr

    Ms Gnl ERNEN
    Adjointe au Reprsentant permanent de la Turquie auprs du Conseil de lEurope
    23, boulevard de lOrangerie
    F-67000 Strasbourg
    Tel: +33 3 88 36 50 94
    Fax: +33 3 88 24 03 73
    E-mail: gonul.eronen@mfa.gov.tr
     
    Mr Basri YILDIZ
    Adjointe au Reprsentant permanent de la Turquie auprs du Conseil de lEurope
    23, boulevard de lOrangerie
    F-67000 Strasbourg
    Tel: +33 3 88 36 50 94
    Fax: +33 3 88 24 03 73
    Email : Basri.yildiz@mfa.gov.tr

    United Kingdom/Royaume-Uni
    Mr Malcolm OSTLER
    Deputy to the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Council of Europe
    18, rue Gottfried
    67000 Strasbourg
    Tel.: +33 3 88 35 00 78
    Fax: +33 3 88 36 74 39
    E-mail: ukdelstrasbourg@fco.gov.uk

    Participants/Participant-e-s

    Organs and committees of the Council of Europe/
    Organes et comits du Conseil de l'Europe

    Committee of Ministers/Comit des Ministres
    Ms Filloreta KODRA
    Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Albania

    Mme Tatiana PRVU
    Coordinatrice thmatique sur lgalit et la traite/Thematic Coordinator for Equality and Trafficking (TC-ET)
    Reprsentante Permanente de la Moldova
    Permanent Representative of Moldova

    European Court of Human Rights/Cour europenne des droits de l'homme
    Mme Franoise TULKENS
    Vice-Prsident

    Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe/Confrence des OING du Conseil de lEurope
    Ms Betty DOORNENBAL
    E-mail: bettydoornenbal@hotmail.com

    Pompidou Group/Groupe Pompidou
    (Gender Equality Rapporteur)
    Ms Elisabetta SIMEONI
    Technical and Scientific Director General
    Department for Anti-drug Policies
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    International Affairs Unit
    Via Po, 16/A
    00198 Rome
    Italy

    Committee of Experts on the rights of people with disabilities/Comit dexperts sur les droits des personnes handicapes (CS-RPD) to be appointed/ nommer
    (Gender Equality Rapporteur)
    Ms Nadezhda HARIZANOVA
    Vice Chairs of CS-RPD
    Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
    2 Triaditza Street
    1051 Sofia
    Bulgaria
    Tel: +359 88 282 54 62
    E-mail : nharizanova@mlsp.governemnt.bg

    European Union/Union Europenne
    Mme Luisella PAVAN-WOOLFE
    Ambassadeur
    Chef de la Dlgation de lUnion Europenne auprs du Conseil de lEurope

    Mr Daniel TODA CASTN
    European Union Delegation to the Council of Europe
    18 Boulevard de l'Orangerie
    F-67000, Strasbourg
    Tel. +33 3 90 40 60 88
    E-mail: Daniel.Toda-Castan@eeas.europa.eu

    Ms Alma Maria HEUSBOURG
    Trainee/Stagaire
    European Union Delegation to the Council of Europe
    E-mail: almamaria.heusbourg@eeas.europa.eu

    European Commission/Commission Europenne
    Ms Frdrique FASTR
    DG Justice
    Unit D2 Gender Equality
    Rue du Luxembourg, 46
    B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
    Tel: +32 2 298 79 33
    E-mail : frederique.fastre@ec.europa.eu

    European Institute for Gender Equality/Institut europen pour lgalit entre les hommes et les femmes
    Ms Barbara LIMANOWSKA
    Senior Gender Mainstreaming Expert
    Acting Head of Operations
    vitrigailos g. 11M
    03228 Vilnius
    Lithuania
    Tl: +370 5 2394105
    E-mail: Barbara.Limanowska@eige.europa.eu

    Observer States/tats Observateurs

    Holy See/Saint Sige
    Mme Catherine VIERLING
    E-mail: cvierling@yahoo.fr

    Mexico/Mexique
    Mme Claudia Gabriela SALAS RODRIGUEZ
    Directeur Gnral de l'Institutionnalisation de la Perspective de Genre
    INMUJERES (Institut National des Femmes)
    Calle Alfonso Esparza Oteo No. 119
    Colonia Guadalupe Inn, Delegacin Alvaro Obregn
    C. P. 01020, Mxico, D. F
    Tl.: + 52 55 5322 4262 (direct line)

      + 52 55 5322 4200 ext. 4262

    Fax: + 52 55 5322 4269
    E-mail: cgsalas@inmujeres.gob.mx

    Mme Mara Teresa CARPY VELAZQUEZ
    Attache
    Mission Permanente du Mexique auprs du Conseil de l'Europe
    8, bd du Prsident Edwards
    67000 Strasbourg
    Tl.: +33 3 88 24 07 72
    Fax: +33 3 88 24 10 87
    E-mail: tcarpy1@gmail.com

    Mme Andrea BARBOSA DUQUE
    Assistante administrative
    Mission Permanente du Mexique auprs du Conseil de l'Europe
    8, bd du Prsident Edwards
    67000 Strasbourg
    Tl.: +33 3 88 24 07 72
    Fax: +33 3 88 24 10 87
    E-mail: repmex.strasbourg@orange.fr

    Other International Organisations/Autres Organisations Internationales

    UN Women/ONU Femmes
    Ms Erika KVAPILOVA
    Regional Programme Director
    UN Women Sub-regional Office for Central and Southeastern Europe
    UN Women
    Grosslingova 35
    811 09 Bratislava
    Slovak Republic
    Tel: +421 2 59 337 324
    Fax: +421 2 59 337 171
    E-mail: erika.kvapilova@unwomen.org

    Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights/Bureau de Haut-Commissariat aux droits de lHomme des Nations Unies
    Mr Pierre SOB
    Adviser on Gender Integration
    Research and Right to Development Division
    Giuseppe Motta N 48, Office 2-16
    Geneva
    Tel: +41-22 928 91 09
    Fax: +41-22 928 90 14
    E_mail: psob@ohchr.org

    OSCE
    Ms Nicoleta MUNTEAN
    Gender Adviser
    Office of the Secretary General
    Gender Issues
    Wallnerstrasse 6
    1010 Vienna
    Austria
    E-mail: nicoleta.muntean@osce.org

    OSCE ODIHR
    Ms Nathalie TAGWERKER
    Deputy Head of the Democratization Department
    ul. Miodowa 10
    00-251 Warsaw
    Tel: +48 22 5200 600
    Fax:  +48 22 5200 605
    e-mail: nathalie.tagwerker@odihr.pl

    Ms Kristin VAN DER LEEST
    Adviser on Gender Issues
    ul. Miodowa 10
    00-251 Warsaw
    Tel: +48 22 5200 600
    Fax:  +48 22 5200 605
    e-mail: kristin.vanderleest@odihr.pl

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    Secretariat/Secrtariat

    Mr Thorbjrn JAGLAND
    Secretary General/ Secrtaire Gnral

    Ms Maud DE BOER-BUQUICCHIO
    Deputy Secretary General/Secrtaire gnrale adjointe

    Private Office of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General/Cabinet du Secrtaire Gnral et de la Secrtaire Gnrale Adjointe
    Ms Leyla KAYACIK
    Adviser/Conseillre
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 28 06
    E-mail : leyla.kayacik@coe.int

    Mr Hallvard GORSETH
    Adviser/Conseiller
    Tel : +33 3 88 41 32 65
    E-mail : hallvard.gorseth@coe.int

    Directorate General of Human Rights and rule of law/Direction Gnrale des Droits de l'Homme et de letat de droit (DGI)
    Ms Marja RUOTANEN
    Director Justice and Human dignity /Directrice, Direction de la Justice et de la Dignit humaine
    Tel : +33 3 88 41 30 45
    -mail : marja.ruotanen@coe.int

    Ms Elda MORENO
    Head of Gender Equality and Human Dignity Department/Cheffe du Service Egalit entre les femmes et les hommes et Dignit humaine
    Tl : +33 3 88 41 2262
    E-mail : elda.moreno@coe.int

    Ms LIRI KOPAI-DI MICHELE
    Head of Gender Equality and Violence against Women Division/Cheffe de la Division Egalit entre les femmes et les hommes et violence l'gard des femmes (from 14/5/12)
    Tl : +33 3 88 41 2258
    E-mail : liri.kopaci-dimichele@coe.int

    Mr Simon TONELLI
    Head of Gender Equality and Violence against Women Division/Chef de la Division Egalit entre les femmes et les hommes et violence l'gard des femmes (from 1/10/11 to14/5/12)
    Tl: +33 3 88 41 2162
    E-mail: simon.tonelli@coe.int

    Ms Anne-Marie FARADJI
    Administrator/Administratrice
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 21 30
    Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 05
    E-mail: anne-marie.faradji@coe.int

    Ms Taina RISKI
    Administrative Assistant/Assistante administrative
    Tel: +33 3 90 2142 03
    Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 05
    E-mail: taina.riski@coe.int

    Ms Paula KROL
    Administrative Assistant/Assistante administrative
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 38 66
    Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 05
    E-mail: paula.krol@coe.int

    Ms Paula HINCHY
    Administrative Assistant/Assistante administrative
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 37 36
    Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 05
    E-mail: paula.hinchy@coe.int

    Ms Valrie GIRET
    Administrative Assistant/Assistante administrative
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 21 21
    Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 05
    E-mail: valerie.giret@coe.int

    Pompidou Group/Groupe Pompidou
    Ms Florence MABILEAU
    Administrator/Administratrice
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 3195
    E-mail : florence.mabileau@coe.int

    Independence and Efficiency of Justice/ Independence et Efficacit de la Justice
    Mr Oscar ALARCN
    Administrator/Administrateur
    Tel: +33 3 90 21 46 24
    E-Mail: oscar.alarcon@coe.int

    Directorate General of Democracy/Direction gnrale de la dmocratie (DGII)

    Social Cohesion and Diversity Department/Service de la cohsion sociale et de la diversit
    Mr Thorsten AFFLERBACH
    Head of Social Cohesion and Integration Division/Chef de la Division Cohsion sociale et Intgration
    Secretary to the European Committee for Social Cohesion/Secrtaire du Comit europen de Cohsion sociale (CDCS)
    Tel:  +33 3 88 41 28 23
    E-mail: thorsten.afflerbach@coe.int

    Ms Sarah WERNER
    Stagaire/Trainee

    European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity/Centre europen pour linterdpendance t la solidarit mondiales
    Mr Roman CHLAPAK
    Deputy to the Executive Director of the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity/Adjoint au Directeur excutif du Centre europen pour linterdpendance et la solidarit mondiales
    Av. da Repblica, 15-4
    1050-185 Lisboa
    Portugal
    Tel. : + 351.21.358.40.40
    Fax : + 351.21.358.40.37
    roman.chlapak@coe.int

    Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights/Bureau du Commissaire aux Droits de l'Homme
    Ms Silvia GRUNDMANN
    Adviser/Conseillre
    Tel: +33 (0)3 90 21 55 64
    Fax: +33 (0)3 90 21 50 53
    E-mail: silvia.grundmann@coe.int

    Office of the Director General of Programmes/Bureau de la Directrice Genrale des Progammes
    Ms Pilar MORALES
    Head of Division/Cheffe de Division
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 28 89
    E-mail: pilar.morales@coe.ing

    Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe/Assemble Parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe
    Ms Sonia SIRTORI-MILNER
    Head of the Secretariat/Cheffe du Secrtariat
    Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination/Commission sur l'galit et la non-discrimination
    Tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 23 70
    Fax : +33 (0)3 90 21 56 52
    e-mail: sonia.sirtori@coe.int

    Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe/Congrs des pouvoirs locaux et rgionaux du Conseil de l'Europe
    Mme Muriel GRIMMEISSEN
    Co-secrtaire/Co-secretary
    Current Affairs Committee/ Commission des questions d'actualit
    Tel: +33 3 88 41 28 19
    E-Mail: muriel.grimmeissen@coe.int

    Interpreters/Interprtes
    Ms Gillian WAKENHUT
    Ms Lucie de BURLET
    Ms Bettina LUDWIG
    Ms Rebecca BOWEN

    ANNEXE III
    DISCOURS

    Discours de Thorbjrn Jagland,
    Secrtaire Gnral du Conseil de l'Europe
    Ouverture de la premire runion
    de la Commission pour galit entre les femmes et les hommes
    Strasbourg, le 6 juin 2012

Deputy Minister,
Ambassadors,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Some years ago, many of us looked to the 21st Century as the century of progress. We could now say that the 21st Century is, so far, dramatically failing to meet our expectations. In fact, we should rather admit that WE are failing to live up to our own commitments.

The 20th Century was a century of discovery in many aspects, but the most important lesson humanity learnt was that guaranteeing human dignity, freedom and equality were pre-requisites to any meaningful progress and, obviously, to sustainable peace. This lesson cost us millions of lives. We thought it was learnt forever. And yet; Political speeches here and there undermine the importance of human rights. Migrants, Roma people and other minorities have become the target of hate speech, racism and intolerance. Homophobia is on the increase in some countries.

Access to basic rights is becoming increasingly difficult for children, people with disabilities and the elderly who are also paying a heavy toll for the austerity measures in many countries. Women continue to earn less, decide less, and count less than men. There is one area where women count more than men: in the records of victims of violence.

You are here to discuss gender equality and, in particular, how to bridge the gap between the many excellent - standards we have tried to set, and our reality in the 21st Century. If I have referred to the broader human rights picture, it is because I am convinced that achieving gender equality will also help us to address many other challenges in the field of human rights. We simply cant afford to exclude half of the population from the efforts that we should undertake to achieve social and economic progress and to guarantee lasting peace.

My ambition as Secretary General of the Council of Europe has been to increase the relevance and the efficiency of this Organisation so that it can better serve its important mission. When it comes to the Gender Equality field, this implies reassessing priorities, adapting working methods and mobilising all our resources in the most efficient way.
Within the next two years, I expect the following results:

First, the Gender Equality perspective should be integrated in virtually all Council of Europe areas of work;
Second, member States should report progress in the implementation of standards thanks to the support and expertise mobilised through the Gender Equality Commission and the new Network of Focal Points;
Third, the Council of Europe should further develop its co-operation with our partner Organisations, in particular the EU, UN-Women and OSCE. I hope we will be also able to offer our support to countries in the neighbouring regions that so request;
Fourth, we should witness the entry into force of the Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence;
Fifth, Council of Europe standards and results should be more visible and accessible so that we can increase their impact;
Finally, I want to be able to report on progress of gender equality also within the Secretariat.

To achieve these objectives, the work of the Gender Equality Commission is of vital importance. Our expectations are indeed high, but I have already taken some important measures to contribute to the success of our joint effort. For instance:

    As a result of the restructuring of the secretariat, a Division of gender equality and violence against women has been set up, bringing together very motivated and qualified people;

An inter-secretariat gender mainstreaming team has been created with colleagues from all Council of Europe sectors;

    Trainings have been launched for members of the secretariat to develop an understanding on gender mainstreaming and gender equality issues;
    information sessions will be organised this Autumn to support the role of gender rapporteurs appointed in the various steering committees.

New ideas and proposals will certainly come out of your discussions these days that I shall be happy to consider how to support them with the resources at my disposal.

I am convinced that we have created the conditions for a successful transversal programme. I am very pleased to note that the Albanian Chairmanship of our Committee of Ministers has included the promotion of gender equality and the support to the work of this Commission amongst its priorities.

Article 1 of the Council of Europe Statute reads as follows:

    The aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and facilitating their economic and social progress.

Let us make sure that women fully benefit from and participate in this enterprise. For the sake of us all.

    Discours de Mme Filloreta Kodra
    Vice-Ministre, Ministre du Travail, des Affaires sociales et galit des chances, l'Albanie
    Ouverture de la premire runion
    de la Commission pour galit entre les femmes et les hommes
    Strasbourg, le 6 juin 2012

    Dear Secretary General,
    Dear Ambassadors,
    Dear members of Gender Equality Commission,

    Albanian authorities attach great importance to the promotion of Gender Equality and  to the elimination of violence against women. This is reflected in the inclusion on both topics within the priorities identified for our Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
     
    The Council of Europe can be proud of the standards it has set in the field of Gender Equality. Most Recommendations adopted by the Committee of Ministers have had a measurable impact, becoming the key reference document for changes in legislations and policies at national level, both in Europe and beyond.   All the recommendations adopted by the Committee of Ministers have been collected together in a compilation entitled Make equality in law a reality in fact,[1] a source of inspiration for all those wishing to promote gender equality as an essential precondition for protecting human rights and achieving genuine democracy. Two outstanding conventions have also emerged from the Council of Europes work in the field of gender equality:  the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.  These are two Conventions that my government supports wholeheartly.
     
    The Committee of Ministers shares the Secretary Generals vision for the reform of the Organisation which implies focusing further on implementation of existing standards and adapting our working methods to the evolving needs of our member States. This is particularly much needed and much expected In the field of gender equality.
     
    In its Declaration Making gender equality a reality, adopted in Madrid in 2009, the Committee of Ministers urged member states to commit themselves fully to bridging the gap between equality in fact and in law .  This was also the call of  the Ministers of the States participating in the last Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Equality between Women and Men (Baku, 2010).
     
    My government  therefore fully   supports the timely launching of a transversal programme on gender equality as suggested by the Secretary General. Albania has already in place a revised strategy for equal opportunities and against discrimination 2010- 2015. Albanian government among top priorities has put economic empowerment of women as a basic element for women participation in public and social life. Albania is also among first countries to sign the European convention against any form of discrimination(Istanbul Convention), and actually is in the process of costing as a preparatory process to its ratification.

    I believe that the work of the Commission of Gender Equality will bust further the process and progress of equal opportunities throughout Europe and further.

    The new Gender Equality Commission (this Commission) is expected to play a key role in helping our Organisation to assess the needs and identify the best ways to remove the obstacles to implementation of its standards in the field of gender equality. Your advice will be particularly relevant also in the context of a mainstreaming effort which will aim at incorporating the gender equality dimension in all decisions and measures taken by our Organisation. I trust that your work will also inspire and facilitate progress in other regions of the world, in particular thanks to co-operation with UN-Women and the EU. Not surprinsignly, the promotion of womens rights and the elimination of violence against women are amongst the main topics addressed through co-operation with our neighbouring countries.

    As  deputy  minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities I am fully aware of the difficulties that many of you may face when trying to push the Gender Equality agenda in your respective capitals. This is all the more difficult in the current economic context, but the new transversal Programme and this Commission should precisely help  all  member states in  their   efforts at national level.
     
     
    I wish you a very successful meeting and, what is much more important, a very successful mandate.

    Discours de Mme Maud de Boer-Buquicchio
    Secrtaire Gnrale Adjointe du Conseil de lEurope
    Fermature de la premire runion
    de la Commission pour galit entre les femmes et les hommes
    Strasbourg, le 6 juin 2012

    Let me start by congratulating all of you for the successful holding of the very first meeting of the Council of Europe's new Gender Equality Commission.  My special greetings go to Charlien SCHEELE for her election as Chair, and to Sergiy KYSLYTSYA as Vice Chair.

    I would also like to thank Ambassador Luisella Pavan-Woolfe for her presence this week and for the EU support she has promoted. Thanks also to Ambassador Tatiana Prvu; the expectations of her role as Thematic Co-ordinator are very high, and I am confident that she will contribute considerably to the work of the Council of Europe in the field of gender equality;

    I am very pleased to have this opportunity to hold an exchange of views with you today.  Some of you were present at one of the last meetings of the CDEG, when I presented my vision for a Council of Europe Gender Equality agenda.  I understand that, as I announced the launching of a transversal programme, some of you feared a dilution of the Organisation's Gender Equality work.  I hope that these two days have convinced you that we are doing quite the opposite.

    I spent many years working at the European Court of Human Rights.  I found it natural for the Court to be independent, but I also regretted the lack of opportunities to liaise with the rest of the Council of Europe, since I was convinced that transversal work would increase the impact of the Organisation as a whole.  Therefore, when I was elected Deputy Secretary General, I decided to promote team work at the level of the Organisation.  A very good way of doing so is through the launching of thematic transversal programmes.  We started with the children's rights programme in 2005, then there was a migration programme, followed by Roma and internet governance programmes. Although efforts were made also in the field of Gender Equality, a specific transversal programme was never set up.

    Eventually, the areas where such programmes were set up proved to achieve much better results in promoting team work and co-ordination across the Organisation.  I remember an internal assessment from 2008 on the results of the mainstreaming effort achieved in the fields of gender equality, youth and children.  Despite the fact that the childrens programme was then only three years old, the impact of the effort in this field was considered much higher and far more visible than the impact achieved by the other, much older programmes.

    I realised then that something had to be done to make also the work of the Council of Europe on Gender Equality more efficient.   I have always taken great care to promote the Gender Equality agenda of the Council of Europe, both as an activity and within the Secretariat, and my doctoral thesis from 1969 on the topic of equal pay for equal work, shows that my devotion to Gender Equality was present very early. I am extremely proud of the standards developed by the Council of Europe in this field and would like to pay tribute to the CDEG for their valuable contribution.  Now there was a need to do more and better to increase their visibility and impact, to achieve meaningful mainstreaming and to support governments' work in their implementation.

    This convinced me of the need to launch a transversal programme on Gender Equality.  When I discussed this idea with the Secretary General, he immediately supported it.  His presence at the opening of your meeting two days ago shows his commitment to the programme and the importance he attaches to promoting Gender Equality.

    We have started mobilising the whole organisation around the issue of Gender Equality.  This raises expectations and you may be tempted to put too much on your plate.  I therefore advise you to be selective and pragmatic.

    I was very pleased to learn that you have identified the very topical issue of "Women and the media" as the theme of  your focal points conference next year. Your work in this field will no doubt contribute to address sexism and gender stereotypes, which are also closely linked to the problem of violence against women.

    Yesterday, I returned from a conference in Istanbul on violence against women.  I had the pleasure of meeting with Baroness Scotland, former Attorney General of England and Wales and a key player in the fight against this scourge both in her country and internationally. 
    We discussed among other things the importance of presenting also in a positive way the achievements made in combating violence against women.  We must never forget that the overwhelming majority of men respect the integrity of women and are our allies in this struggle, and we need to bring them fully on board to be effective. 

    A further issue we discussed was the impact of the economic crisis in effectively combating violence against women. The Istanbul Convention has so far only been ratified by one member state and economic considerations seem to be one of the main reasons for this delay in ratifying. Baroness Scotland has been able to show the enormous economic savings largely surpassing the cost of implementing the measures contained in the Convention.  She told me she would be delighted to be invited to one of your future meetings to share with you this experience and discuss the possibility of extending such economic impact assessments to other countries.

    But now I am getting carried away by the passionate topics under your responsibility! Let me return to the working methods of your Commission.

    I would like to underline that - and you know it better than I do - to be successful at mainstreaming, you really need others on board.  In my opinion, good co-operation only is only achieved when the three following conditions are met:  
    - there is trust amongst partners,
    - each partner knows the other partners' expectations, needs and constrains, and;
    - all partners can contribute and benefit from the process and the outcome.

    I therefore encourage you to open your dialogue with the various sectors of the Council of Europe, with other international organisations and, obviously, with your partners at national level.

    Finally, I would be very happy to have your feedback on the dynamics we are trying to create with the secretariat. You have a very good team supporting your Commission and I am sure they will welcome guidance on how to support your work.

    As some of you might be aware, my mandate as Deputy Secretary General is soon to expire. I feel reassured by the solid legacy I leave behind in the field of Gender Equality. I hope to be able to follow your work closely also in the future and wish you a very fruitful continuation.