Strasbourg 14 December 2018
Achieving gender equality is a priority for the Council for Europe and its member states. It is...
Armenian Police and Academy of Justice strengthen the response to violence against women and domestic violenceYerevan 13 December 2018
The Council of Europe organised the conference Paving the way towards the ratification of the...
Macedonian lawyers to be trained to better protect victims of Violence against Women and Domestic ViolenceSkopje 13 December 2018
The HELP course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence was launched for Macedonian...
Recommendations for the development of the Slovenian national programme on preventing and combating domestic violence and violence against women: Challenges, gaps and best practices reportStrasbourg 17 December 2018
Since 2017, the Council of Europe has co-operated with the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family,...
Polish lawyers to be trained to better protect victims of Violence Against Women and Domestic ViolenceWarsaw (Poland) 8 December 2018
The HELP course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence was launched for Polish lawyers,...
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.