The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Croatia...
A year after the #MeToo movement first started, the World Forum for Democracy 2018, from 19 to 21...
Baku (Armenia) 10-11 November 2018
On 10–11 November 2018, the Council of Europe together with the Academy of Justice of the...
Romania should improve the protection of persons with disabilities, combat violence against women, safeguard press freedom and maintain the independence of the judiciaryStrasbourg 16/11/2018
“Romania needs to strengthen its institutional framework to better protect the rights of persons...
Gender Equality Dimensions of the Internet to be discussed at the Internet Governance Forum in ParisStrasbourg 12/11/2018
A Council of Europe delegation will take part in discussions to be held at the Internet...
What we do
Equality between women and men
Gender equality means an equal visibility, empowerment, responsibility and participation of both sexes in all spheres of public and private life. It also means an equal access to, and distribution of resources between women and men.
It means accepting and valuing equally the differences of women and men and the diverse roles they play in society.
The Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted the new Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023 on 7 March 2018. The Strategy renews the Organisation’s commitment to address current and emerging challenges and remove barriers towards achieving substantive and full gender equality both in the member States and within the Organisation. The focus will be on six strategic areas: Prevent and combat gender stereotypes and sexism; Prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence; Ensure the equal access of women to justice; Achieve a balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making; Protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls and Achieve gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures. The Strategy was launched at the conference “Gender Equality: Paving the Way” hosted by the Danish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers in Copenhagen on 3-4 May 2018.