In the framework of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the international conference “Gender Equality: Paving the Way” will launch the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023. The aim of the event is to address current and emerging challenges which prevent a faster pace of progress to achieve substantive and full gender equality, and to discuss the way forward in implementing the new strategy.
The conference will focus on ending impunity for violence against women and ensuring gender equality and the role of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, women in decision-making, the human rights of women and girl migrants, refugee and asylum seeking women and girls, gender stereotypes and sexism, and the role of men in the gender equality agenda.
Following an address by Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Denmark, Danish Minister for Equal Opportunities Eva Kjer Hansen and Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will deliver welcome remarks. Helena Dalli (Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Malta), Bassimma Hakkaoui (Minister of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, Morocco), Jari Partanen (State Secretary to the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services, Finland), Nada Zrinušić (Assistant Minister, Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy, Croatia), Iosifina Antoniou (Commissioner for Gender Equality, Cyprus), and GREVIO President Feride Acar will be amongst the participants.
The event is open to media.