“Are we there yet?
Assessing progress, inspiring action - the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy
2014-2017”

30 June – 1 July 2016
Tallinn, Estonia

The Gender Equality Commission organised this conference in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia. The aims were to discuss the implementation of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy, highlight progress and impact, and exchange ideas for the preparation of the next Strategy.

Videos Videos

Hillary Margolis, Human Rights Watch

 

Snezana Samardzic-Markovic, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe

 

 

Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia

 

Lea Clermont-Dion,  Researcher on cyber-violence against women, Laval University, Canada

 

Daria Manshina, Founder of “Shut your sexist mouth up”, Russian Federation

 

Romain Sabathier, Secretary General, High Council for Gender Equality, France

 

Salla Saastamoinen, Director of Equality, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers, European Commission

 

Pamela Moriniere, European Federation of Journalists

 

Charlotte Proudman, Barrister, United Kingdom

 

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Chairperson of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission, Ukraine

 

Marianne Mikko, Member of Parliament and Head of the Estonian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

 

F. Cigdem Tenker Köksal, Turkey

 

Kira Appel , Chief Adviser and Deputy Head of Department, Gender Equality Unit, Ministry of Children, Education and Gender Equality, Denmark

 

Kira Appel 1, Chief Adviser and Deputy Head of Department, Gender Equality Unit, Ministry of Children, Education and Gender Equality, Denmark

 

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Coordination and Intergovernmental Support Bureau, UN Women

SPEAKING NOTES SPEAKING NOTES

Opening Session

Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia

Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Coordination and Intergovernmental Support Bureau, UN Women

Salla Saastamoinen, Director of Equality, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Panel 1

Liri Kopaçi-Di Michele, Head of Council of Europe Equality Division, Council of Europe

Pamela Morinière, European Federation of Journalists

Hillary Margolis, Human Rights Watch

Sylwia Spurek, Legal Expert, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland responsible for equal treatment issues

Elena Centemero, Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Panel 2

Léa Clermont-Dion, Researcher on cyber-violence against women, Laval University, Canada (francais seulement)

Charlotte Proudman, Barrister, United Kingdom

Rósa Guðrún Erlingsdóttir, Deputy Member of the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Gender Equality, Iceland

Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, Head of the Chair of Law and Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Head of Research, Estonian e-Governance Academy, Estonia

Nataša Briški, Journalist, C-Founder and CEO of media network "Meta's List", Slovenia

Daria Manshina, Founder of “Shut your sexist mouth up”, Russian Federation

Panel 3

Elisabeth Prügl, Director of the Gender Centre, Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

Carolina Lasén Diaz, Head of the Gender Equality Unit, Council of Europe

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Coordination and Intergovernmental Support Bureau, UN Women

Barbara Limanowska, Senior Gender Mainstreaming Expert, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

Maaike Van Adrichem, Adviser on Gender Issues, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Filip Kochan, Communications Officer, the World Bank Group, Poland

Panel 4

Alba Alonso Alvarez, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lillemor Dahlgren, Head of Operations on Gender Equality, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Liisa-Ly Pakosta, Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner, Estonia

Blerina Xhani, Specialist on gender issues, Albania

Romain Sabathier, Secretary General, High Council for Gender Equality, France (français seulement)

Unnur Ágústsdóttir, Special Advisor, Department of Economic Analysis and Budget, Ministry of Welfare, Iceland

Panel 5

Margus Tsahkna, Minister of Social Protection, Estonia

Jiří Dienstbier, Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, Czech Republic

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Coordination and Intergovernmental Support Bureau, UN Women

Salla Saastamoinen, Director of Equality, Directorate-General for Justice, European Commission

Anne Nègre, Gender Equality Expert, Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

Closing session

Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Chair of the Committee of Ministers

Pauline Moreau, Conference General Rapporteur, Conclusions and recommendations