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Human Rights Comment

Sex-selective abortions are discriminatory and should be banned

15/01/2014 Strasbourg

Selective abortions of female foetuses are well known from China and India, but they are common in some parts of Europe, too. This deeply discriminatory practice springs from the disadvantaged status of women in society. It must be vigorously countered and banned in law. In Council of Europe...

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Human Rights Comment

Women are underpaid all over Europe

08/03/2011 Strasbourg

After years of debate and protests, the pay gap still remains. Every day European women continue to experience one of the most deep-rooted injustices – being paid less than a man for work of equal value. Furthermore, the well-known ‘glass ceiling’ continues to prevent many women from career...

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