In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism. This text contains the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism.

It also proposes a set of concrete measures to combat this wide-spread phenomenon including through legislation and policies and through awareness-raising.

The recommendation proposes specific tools and measures to prevent and combat sexism and sexist behaviour in the areas of language and communications, Internet and social media, media and advertising. The recommendation proposes specific attention to sexism in justice and education institutions, in culture and sport, as well as in the private sector.