Strasbourg 18-19 October 2018
The theme of the regional conference Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence organised...
Strasbourg 11 October 2018
An Armenian NGO theatre group called Theatre 8 Troupe performed a play “I am a Woman” for a large...
At a Council of Europe conference, which takes place today and tomorrow in Athens, focusing on...
On 1 October, the Gender Equality Division of the Council of Europe organised a Master Class for...
Estonia should adopt more human rights oriented policies to improve the protection of women and the inclusion of older personsStrasbourg 28/09/2018
“To build a more cohesive society, the Estonian authorities should strengthen the protection of...
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.