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.


“Gender Equality: Paving the way” - Conference to launch the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023, Copenhagen, 3-4 May 2018

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.