At a glance
Gender Equality Programme
The 7th Council of Europe Conference of Minister
responsible for Equality between women and men was held on 24-25 May
2010 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The main theme of the Conference was:
There was two sub-themes:
Viewpoint television programme marks International Women’s Day
A failure to capitalise on women’s professional skills threatens growth and will make Europe home to the “most educated housewives” in the world.
In an interview with the Council of Europe produced ‘Viewpoint’ programme,
Sweden’s EU minister Birgitta Ohlsson said that the number of working women
should be increased as part of the 2020 Strategy for Growth.
“We have a lack of representation in the labour market supply when it comes to
women. Women need to get out and work. Europe cannot afford to have the most
well-educated housewives in the world. Women need to get out and show their
The programme reviewed women’s professional progress, the impact of feminism and
the fight against male gender privilege.
The Viewpoint programme, will be broadcast on 8 March by the Council of Europe and a Portuguese television channel, to mark International Women’s Day.
Watch the video :
At the 119th meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in Madrid,
12 May 2009, Ministers for Foreign Affaires and representatives of the 47
Council of Europe member states adopted the
Declaration: Making gender equality a reality. 20 years after its
Declaration on equality of women and men, the Committee of Ministers renewed its
commitment to achieve a real equality between women and men and urged its Member
States to commit themselves fully to bridging the gap between equality in fact
and in law.