Council of Europe member states have made strong commitments to the effective realization of gender equality agenda both through the implementation of standards and through measures and activities in five priority areas.

The Gender Equality Strategy outlines the goals and priorities of the Council of Europe work in this field for the years 2014-2017. The overall goal of the Strategy is to achieve the advancement and empowering of women and the effective realisation of gender equality in the Council of Europe member states through activities around five strategic objectives: