WINTER SESSION

GENDER EQUALITY TRANSVERSAL GROUP
CONF/TG/GEN(2009)SYN1

Strasbourg, 10 March 2009

S Y N O P S I S

OF THE MEETING HELD ON 29 JANUARY 2009

FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENDER EQUALITY TRANSVERSAL GROUP

1. The Gender Equality Transversal Group of the Conference of INGOs, meeting in Strasbourg on 29 January 2009, with Karin Nordmeyer in the chair :

2. Adopted the agenda [CONF/TG/GEN(2009)OJ1],

3. Nominated Christine Cromwell-Ahrens as Rapporteur of the committee

4. Approved the synopsis of the meeting held on 1 October 2008 [CONF/TG/GEN(2008)SYN1]

5. Draft work programme : discussed and agreed on the following :

6. Planning on how to work within the new structure of the transversal group. The Transversal Group noted that :

7. Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings : the Transversal Group noted that :

8. Upcoming international meetings of importance :

9. Other business: The Transversal Group was informed about :

- an initiative to have a EU Special Envoy for Women’s Rights ;

- a motion on Migrant women : at particular risk of domestic violence (Doc 11613).

Cc. : President of the Conference of INGOs
Members of the Standing Committee of the Conference of INGOs

Appendix

Working contacts:

1. Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Committee on equal opportunities for women and men
Ms Tanja Kleinsorge, Secretary
Ms Sylvie Affholder
Secretariat Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

2. CDEG
Ms Michèle Akip
Ms Anne-Marie Faradji

3. GRETA monitoring CTS 197