Council of Europe tools on Women’s Access to Justice now available in new languages

5/8/2020 Strasbourg

Within the Partnership for Good Governance II, the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the regional project on Women's Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards in the Eastern Partnership countries has...

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Poland should not withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, says Secretary General

31/7/2020 Strasbourg

Following recent news of Polish intentions to withdraw from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić made the following statement: ...

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Comprehensive sexuality education protects children and helps build a safer, inclusive society

27/07/2020 Strasbourg

Sexuality is an integral part of human life. Children and young people have the right to receive reliable, science-based and comprehensive information about it. Yet, sexuality education in schools is a sensitive issue. Ever since it was first introduced in European school curricula in the 1970’s,...

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Council of Europe publishes new Report on gender equality and media

23/07/2020 Strasbourg

A new analytical Report looking at the current legal and policy situation regarding gender equality and media has been jointly released by the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Commission and Steering Committee on Media and Information Society. It examines the progress made since the adoption...

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Council of Europe's Project “Reinforcing the Fight against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*- Phase II “

Mid-term Steering Committee Meeting

17/07/2020 Pristina

On 17 July 2020, mid-term Steering Committee meeting of the project “Reinforcing the Fight against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*- Phase II”, took place online with participation from Pristina and Strasbourg. The meeting featured introductory remarks from Frank Power,...

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2020/AO/33 - 26 July 2020 - Call for tenders for the provision of international consultancy services within the Project on Human rights and women in the armed forces in Armenia – PHASE II

20/07/2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of international consultancy services within the Project on Human rights and women in the armed forces in Armenia – PHASE II in order to support the implementation of the project with a particular expertise on the human rights protection...

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Round table on advancing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine

15/07/20 KYIV

A meeting focused on Multi-agency Co-operation and Data Collection was held on 8 July 2020, as the final gathering in a three-part Round table Series on advancing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence through Istanbul Convention standards. 28 participants attended the...

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Round table for media in support of the Istanbul Convention Project in Ukraine

10/07/2020 Kyiv

The round table on media was held on 8 July 2020, the second in a three-part Roundtable Series on advancing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence through Istanbul Convention standards. 22 participants, including journalists and media organisation representatives, civil...

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The GEC held its 17th meeting via videoconference (8-9 July 2020)

10/7/2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Commission (GEC) held its 17th meeting via videoconference on 8-9 July 2020. An in-depth discussion took place on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on gender equality. The GEC debates also provided guidance to the Drafting Committee on migrant women...

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Risk Assessment Standards and Methodologies to ensure the safety of victims of violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine: a new publication is available

07/07/2020 Kyiv

A new analytical report, “Risk assessment standards and methodologies for diverse stakeholders in Ukraine: Next steps in implementing international standards to ensure the safety of victims of violence against women and domestic violence” has been published in Ukraine. The aim of the Risk...

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Launch of a series of round tables in support of the Istanbul Convention project in Ukraine

06/07/2020 Kyiv

The Roundtable on Awareness Raising is the first of a three-part Roundtable Series on advancing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence through Istanbul Convention standards. The round table took place on 1 July 2020 with 32 participants, including the Government...

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17th meeting of the Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe, 8-9 July 2020

6/7/2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Commission (GEC) will hold its 17th meeting via videoconference from 8 to 9 July 2020. It is planned to hold an in-depth discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on gender equality. The GEC will also prepare for the first meeting of the Drafting...

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Inter-ministerial webinars on measuring Women’s Access to Justice in the Eastern Partnership countries

30/06/2020 Strasbourg

On 29 and 30 June 2020, the Council of Europe organised two inter-ministerial webinars on measuring access to justice including specific challenges facing women. The webinars are part of the EU and CoE joint programme, Partnership for Good Governance, PGG II: “Women access to justice (2019-2021):...

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Right to equal pay: European Committee of Social Rights finds violations in 14 countries

29/06/2020 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found violations of the right to equal pay and the right to equal opportunities in the workplace in 14 out of 15 countries which apply the European Social Charter’s collective complaints procedure: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech...

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Launch of the HELP course on Access to Justice for Women, in Ukraine

23/06/2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The online kick-off meeting for the HELP course on Access to Justice for Women took place on 19 June 2020 with 32 participants, including Ukrainian judges from district, interdistrict, appeals and city courts, and speakers from the University of London and the National School of Judges, as well...

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New deadline: Call for tenders for the provision of intellectual consultancy services on gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence, trafficking in human beings and children's rights in the Southern Mediterranean

23/06/20 Strasbourg

Please note that the deadline for this call for tenders has been extended to 31 August 2020 (previous deadline 30 June 2020) Since the launch, in 2011, of the Council of Europe's policy towards neighbouring regions, particular attention has been paid to the promotion of European and international...

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Call for tenders for the provision of publication design and layout services on access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)

18/05/20 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of publication design and layout services on access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in the framework of the EU/Council of Europe Partnership for Good...

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New infographics on the Istanbul Convention

14/05/2020 Strasbourg

A set of infographics has been produced in the framework of the implementation of capacity building and co-operation projects on gender equality and on violence against women and domestic violence by the Council of Europe Gender Equality Division. These infographics illustrate the four pillars of...

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Call for tenders for the provision of local consultancy services in the area of access to justice and violence against women in Eastern Partnership countries

11/05/2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of consultancy services on access to justice and violence against women in Eastern Partnership countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in the framework of the EU/Council of Europe Partnership...

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New Handbook for parliamentarians on the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention

7/5/2020 Strasbourg

A new Handbook for parliamentarians on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is now available in English, French, German and Russian. The handbook, issued by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

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