Highlights from the 2nd meeting of the Drafting Committee preparing a draft recommendation to prevent and combat sexism
The Drafting Committee met in Paris on 22-23 June to discuss draft elements and input from several experts, including work on cyber-sexism and young people in France, a Nordic Council's regional study on online hate speech, the links between sexist stereotypes and sexism, and input from civil society.
The European Court of Human Rights found sex and age discrimination in the compensation awarded to a 50-year-old woman for a medical error
In Carvalho Pinto de Sousa Morais v. Portugal (25 July 2017), the Court found that prejudices prevailing in the judiciary in Portugal were reflected in the national court’s decision which was based on sex and age biases.
Admissibility of 15 complaints for alleged violation of equal pay for women and men
The European Committee of Social Rights declared admissible the 15 complaints lodged in 2016 by University Women of Europe for alleged violation of the rights to work, to fair remuneration and to equal opportunities and equal treatment in employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex
New training sessions on women’s access to justice for judges and prosecutors in Eastern Partnership countries
In the framework of the project “Improving women’s access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries” and in co-operation with national training institutions for judges and prosecutors in their respective countries, 300 participants followed training in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine, based on the training manual developed by the project.
Seminar on “Women and Drugs: from policy to good practice”
On 26-27 June 2017, the Pompidou Group co-organised a seminar with the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies in Rome. The seminar focused on how to respond to a marginalised group and mainstream a gender perspective in drug-related policies and programmes. Read more and watch the message of the Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General on this topic.
Putting an end to sexual violence and harassment of women in public space
On 29 June 2017, PACE adopted Resolution 2177 “Putting an end to sexual violence and harassment of women in public space”. Reiterating the “historically unequal power relations between women and men”, the Resolution puts forward the integration of gender equality in general education curricula and the development of teaching methods and school activities which avoid reproducing imbalanced power relationships.
A new paper on Article 52 of the Istanbul Convention
The Council of Europe has published a paper on Article 52 of the Istanbul Convention concerning emergency barring orders in situations of domestic violence as part of the collection of papers on the Istanbul Convention.
23 October - 17 November: 68th Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (examining reports from two Council of Europe member states: Monaco and Norway).
6-7 November: 6th International Conference of Roma Women “Women and Political Representation: The Case of Roma Women”, Strasbourg, France.
15-16 November: 12th meeting of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission, Prague, Czech Republic, preceded by a Conference on Data Collection and Research on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence: Precondition for Efficient Policy organised by the Czech authorities on 14 November.
20-21 November: 2017 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights on “Women’s Rights in Turbulent Times”, Brussels, Belgium.
25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; start of the annual international campaign “16 Days of activism against gender-based violence” (until 10 December).
29 November - 1st December: UNECE Work Session on Gender Statistics, Belgrade, Serbia.
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