GGender Equality Strategy 2018-2023ender Equality Strategy 2018-2023

The new Strategy, adopted on 7 March 2018, builds upon the vast legal and policy acquis of the Council of Europe as regards gender equality, as well as the achievements of the first Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017. It links them to both the current economic context and the political leverage within the Council of Europe, including the overarching priorities of the Organisation. The new Strategy outlines the goals and priorities of the Council of Europe on gender equality for the years 2018-2023, identifying working methods and main partners, as well as the measures required to increase the visibility of results.

strategic objectives strategic objectives

The focus for the Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023 will be on the following six strategic areas:

  1. Prevent and combat gender stereotypes and sexism
  2. Prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence
  3. Ensure the equal access of women to justice
  4. Achieve a balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making
  5. Protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls
  6. Achieve gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures
Text of the Strategy 2018-2023 Text of the Strategy 2018-2023

Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017

Adopted in November 2013, this Strategy builds upon the vast legal and policy acquis of the Council of Europe as regards gender equality. The overall goal of the Strategy is to achieve the advancement and empowering of women and hence the effective realisation of gender equality in Council of Europe member States by supporting the implementation of existing standards. This will be accomplished through the realisation of five strategic objectives which will also integrate the issue of multiple discrimination while taking into account the specific rights and needs of women and men throughout the life cycle.


Annual Reports Annual Reports

  Annual Report 2017

  Annual Report 2016 - Abridged report of the Tallinn Conference 2016

  Annual Report 2015

  Annual Report 2014


Text of the Strategy 2014-2017