05 Mar 2021 19:32:00Baku 08/03/2021
On 8 March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD). This day is dedicated to...
05 Mar 2021 19:15:00
How does the Istanbul Convention guide countries’ actions against violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic?Kyiv 08/03/2021
As we enter into our second year battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of Europe marks this...
04 Mar 2021 17:34:00
Council of Europe Drafting Committee on migrant women continues its work to develop draft Recommendation on migrant womenStrasbourg 4/3/2021
The Council of Europe Drafting committee on migrant women (GEC-MIG) held its third meeting via...
19 Feb 2021 12:40:00
Call for proposals – CSO grants on communication and advocacy campaigns on the Istanbul Convention in the Czech Republic, Latvia, or PolandStrasbourg 19/02/2021
Photo : Shutterstock - A Katz This call for proposals aims to support civil society (CSOs)...
18 Feb 2021 18:28:00
Project Board of the action “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan”Baku 17/02/2021
On 17 February 2021, the first meeting of the Project Board of the action “Raising awareness of...
In March 2019, the Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 on preventing and combating sexism : it calls for specific action in respect of language and communications; internet and social media; media, advertising and other communication methods; workplace; public sector; justice sector; education institutions culture and sport; private sphere. It is currently available in 25 languages as well as in the English and French official versions.
The COVID-19 crisis has strong gender equality-related impacts, including alarmingly high levels of violence against women. The Council of Europe divisions on Gender Equality and on Violence Against Women have developed a new webpage gathering information about actions undertaken by member states, the Council of Europe and other international organisations and civil society organisations to analyse and mitigate the gendered impacts of COVID-19.