Sexism is any expression (by an act, gesture, image or word) based on the idea that some people (usually women) are inferior because of their gender. Sexism is harmful because it produces feelings of inferiority, worthlessness and self-censorship. It can also induce negative changes in behaviour and a deterioration in health. Sexism lies at the root of gender inequality, and while individual acts of sexism may seem harmless, they cumulatively create a climate of intimidation, fear and insecurity. This is why the Council of Europe has decided to adopt a Recommendation to prevent and combat sexism.
Initiatives, policies, strategies
This section documents initiatives, policies and strategies both at domestic and also international levels.
The inventory offers the possibility to search by the type of cyberviolence, measures to address it, as well as the geographical scope.
public Cybercrime Convention Committee DG1 Human Rights and Rule of Law Council of Europe International / Multi-country Compulsory cybercrime human rights information society capacity-building general Women Prevention