The new webpage on gender mainstreaming showcases the work of the Council of Europe to integrate...
New York 12 March 2018
The Council of Europe and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations are organising a...
Strasbourg 9 March 2018
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has appealed to all member States “to turn...
Strasbourg 8 March 2018
On 7 March 2018, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted the new Council of Europe...
Experts from 12 European and Latin-American countries met in Mexico last week to discuss the...
What we do
Equality between women and men
Gender equality means an equal visibility, empowerment, responsibility and participation of both sexes in all spheres of public and private life. It also means an equal access to, and distribution of resources between women and men.
It means accepting and valuing equally the differences of women and men and the diverse roles they play in society.
Combating sexist hate speech
Sexist hate speech relates to expressions which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred based on sex. Combating sexist hate speech has been part of the work of the Council of Europe in the last year. A report from a seminar on this topic, held jointly with the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign in February 2016, has been published – it highlights the causes, forms and consequences of sexist hate speech and proposes solutions to counter it. The Gender Equality Commission has started work to prepare a draft Committee of Ministers Recommendation to combat sexism, taking into account existing standards and policies to combat gender stereotypes.