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Gender equality, balanced political participation and representation: the standards to be met

Strasbourg, France 22 September 2021
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Gender equality, balanced political participation and representation: the standards to be met

Achieving gender equality and a balanced political participation of women and men in political and public decision-making processes is of paramount importance for the full enjoyment of human rights. It is also one of the strategic objectives guiding Council of Europe activities. In this sense, the Council of Europe is launching the gender equality acquis which concerns balanced political participation and representation of women and men.

This compendium aims to raise awareness of electoral and political stakeholders in the Council of Europe member States about existing standards and recommendations by providing a list of resolutions and recommendations issued by the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on actions and measures to be taken in order to ensure a safe political environment and to achieve gender equality and balanced participation of women and men which is fundamental for sustainable development.

The publication is available in English and Ukrainian.