Workshop in Sarajevo presents report on Administrative Data Collection and results of the BiH project on Violence against Women and Domestic ViolenceSarajevo 12/07/19
On 12 July 2019, the Council of Europe organised a final workshop in Sarajevo with national...
Georgia pilots a methodology and tools for mapping support services for victims of violence against womenTbilisi 04/07/19
On 4 July, the Council of Europe organised a round-table meeting with state authorities and...
The Gender Equality Division of the Council of Europe has produced a new Factsheet on protecting...
Call for tenders for the provision of international consultancy services in the area of combating violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*Pristina 16/07/19
The Council of Europe’s Office in Pristina in the framework of the project “Reinforcing the fight...
The Council of Europe project “Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic...
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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.
Sexism and discriminatory stereotypes remain widespread, and affect women’s education and participation in the economy and in public life.
0n 27 May 2019, the Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 on preventing and combating sexism. It comprises a comprehensive catalogue of measures both to prevent and to condemn sexism, and it calls for specific action in such areas as: 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.
Countries are encouraged to pass legislation that condemns sexism and criminalises sexist hate speech. It also requires that countries monitor the implementation of anti-sexist policies at national level and report back periodically to the Council of Europe.