Democracy Innovation Award 2018: and the winner is...

21 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

Today, at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced that the winner of its Democracy Innovation Award was the initiative Self-Representation of Women in Kenyan Courts. Three initiatives out of the 30 or so presented at the Forum were shortlisted for the...

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World Forum for Democracy 2018: Storytelling

20 November 2018 - 16.45-18.30 Council of Europe Hemicycle

Two stories were told at this session. One story falls under the theme of “Women's professional leadership in a religious setting” and the other under the theme of “discrimination and violence.” It is impossible to describe who the story-tellers are in a nutshell as it is only through the...

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World Forum for Democracy: Programme of the 2nd day

Thirteen “lab” sessions, which will address the challenges from different angles and present some measures which have already been implemented, will help to identify a democratic response to the issues raised throughout the Forum. Various roundtables will also take place on: Artificial...

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Dolores Delgado: gender violence is the most extreme form of inequality

“In Spain, we have a feminist government, which is committed to combating violence. When one woman goes into politics, her life changes, but when many women go into politics, politics changes. As a result, the Spanish government has made gender equality one of its goals”, said the Spanish...

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Marlène Schiappa: gender equality, a priority for the French Chairmanship of the Council of Europe in 2019

The French Minister of State for gender equality has announced that practical measures will be taken during the French Chairmanship to promote the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (better known as the “Istanbul Convention”)....

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World Forum for Democracy 2018 - Gender Equality : Whose Battle ?

19-21 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

A year after the #MeToo movement first started, the World Forum for Democracy 2018, from 19 to 21 November, will focus on gender equality and women’s rights, in particular, women’s public, political and economic participation, and on combating violence against women. Dolores Delgado Garcia,...

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Satellite event: “Transidentity: a new gender equality issue for Europe”

15 November at 6 p.m Lieu d’Europe, Strasbourg

By organising a conference entitled “Transidentity: a new gender equality issue for Europe”, which will be held on 15 November at 6 p.m., Lieu d’Europe (8 rue Boecklin, Strasbourg), we propose to raise the issue of discrimination faced by the transgender people that will be followed by the...

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Marlène Schiappa, French Minister of State for Gender Equality will speak at the World Forum for Democracy 2018

Marlène Schiappa is the French Minister of State for Gender Equality since May 2017. The Minister of State will speak on 19 November during the Forum’s opening session about gender equality.

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Satellite Events - Open call for expressions of interest

Deadline: 15 September 2018

The Council of Europe is seeking partners for the organisation of “satellite events” to reach out to a wider range of contributors and enrich the debate of the Forum. This offer is addressed in particular to universities renowned in the sphere of political studies and international relations,...

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Gender Equality, topic of the World Forum for Democracy 2018

17 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

The World Forum for Democracy 2018 will be dedicated to gender equality and women’s rights. We will focus in particular on women’s public, political and economic participation and on combating violence against women in the wake of #MeToo. The Forum will take place in Strasbourg from 19 to 21...

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