Artificial intelligence and gender equality

12/06/2019 Strasbourg

As part of the Gender Mainstreaming Team meeting on Thursday, 13 June, the Gender Equality Division is hosting a presentation and discussion on the gender equality implications of artificial intelligence. The presentation will be given by Alice COUCKE, senior machine learning scientist at Snips...

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Launch Event of the Norway Grants Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence Programme in the Czech Republic

13/03/2019 Prague

The Norway Grants programme “Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence” was officially launched at a conference in Prague on 13 March 2019. Within the programming period of Norway Grants 2014 - 2021 more than half a billion of Czech Korunas will be distributed by the...

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Conference "Women's rights at the crossroads" on the improvement of international co-operation to end violence against women

24/05/2019 Strasbourg

From domestic violence to rape, to trafficking of migrant girls and female genital mutilation, violence against women takes many forms – and it requires concerted action to stop it. A Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg on Friday 24 May – open to media, in Room G03 of the AGORA building –...

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15th meeting of the Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe, 22-24 May 2019

22-24/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Gender Equality Commission (GEC) held its 15th meeting in Strasbourg from 22 to 24 May 2019. During this meeting there were exchanges of views with Dunja Mitajović, Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy of the Council...

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Showcasing projects on combating violence against women

23/05/2019 Strasbourg

In the margins of the 15th meeting of the Gender Equality Commission, an event was organised to present the capacity building and co-operation projects managed by the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division. These projects are about implementing the “Istanbul Convention” as well as other...

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Launching of the Council of Europe project “Reinforcing the right against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*-Phase II“

15/05/2019 Pristina

On 15 May 2019, a public event was organised to launch the Council of Europe project: “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo*-Phase II”. The project is built on the findings and recommendations of the research Mapping of services for victims of...

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First HELP online course on Violence against women and domestic violence launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9-10/05/2019 Sarajevo and Banja Luka, BiH

Under the project: “Raising institutional capacity to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina“, the Council of Europe organised a launch of the HELP course on gender based violence and domestic violence, in cooperation with Bar Associations of the...

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Call for tender: short-term international consultancy services in the areas of preventing violence against women and promoting women’s participation in public and political life in Russia

02/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe project “Co-operation in the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Plan Strategy for Women 2017-2022” is looking for international short-term consultants to build the capacity and knowledge-base of professionals and other relevant stakeholders in Russia....

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New research will analyse response to cases of sexual violence against women in Georgia

01/05/2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 1 May 2019, the Council of Europe and the Public Defender’s Office co-organised a roundtable meeting with various legal professionals. The aim of the working meeting was to present and discuss the concept and methodology of the planned research on sexual violence against women, which will be...

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Ukrainian lawyers increase their knowledge and skills to support victims of violence against women

22-24/04/2019 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 22-24 April 2019, the Council of Europe organised in Kyiv, Ukraine, a “training of trainers” (ToT) on providing legal aid to victims of violence against women and domestic violence. It was conducted under the project “The Istanbul Convention: a tool to advance in fighting violence against...

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New Council of Europe methodology and tools help countries to map support services for victims of violence against women

23/04/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has developed a methodology and tools to draw inventories and to chart the various support services available for women who are victims of the diverse forms of violence covered by the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and...

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Preventing and combating violence against women – practitioners and policy-makers meet in Astrakhan, Russia to discuss inter-agency co-operation

13/4/2019 Strasbourg

On 9-10 April 2019, a seminar on “Inter-agency co-operation: models to prevent and combat violence against women at the regional level” took place in Astrakhan. The seminar was organised within the framework of the Council of Europe joint project “Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian...

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Commissioner Mijatović calls on national authorities to tackle gender stereotypes, to put an end to violence against women and to reduce gender pay gap

09/04/2019 Strasbourg

On 8 April the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented her first annual activity report in a debate before the Parliamentary Assembly of the organisation. While the report covers a variety of the most pressing human rights issues in the Council of Europe member...

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Council of Europe adopts first-ever international legal instrument to stop sexism

Committee of Ministers 28 March 2019 Strasbourg (France)

States should step up their fight against sexism in all walks of life, according to a Recommendation just adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. In response to the #MeToo and other recent movements that have heightened awareness of persistent sexism in society, the Council of...

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“Tackling Gender Stereotypes and Sexism”: international conference

28-29/03/19 Helsinki, Finland

Gender stereotypes and sexism represent a serious limit to the achievement of substantive gender equality: equal rights for women and men in all spheres of public and private life. Gender stereotypes and sexism contribute to different forms of hate speech (on line and off-line) and discrimination...

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Call for tender: short-term international consultancy services in the area of preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia

18/03/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe project “Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Georgia” is looking for international short-term consultants to build the capacity and knowledge-base of legal professionals and other relevant stakeholders in Georgia. The purpose of this call...

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International Women’s Day: vital goals have been achieved but more needs to be done

08/03/2019 Strasbourg

To mark International Women’s Day, Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland stated that vital goals to end violence against women have been achieved but more progress is needed. With 34 ratifications – including by Ireland – the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence...

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Ireland ratified the Istanbul Convention on international women’s day

08/03/2019 Strasbourg

It is widely reported in the media that Ireland choose to ratify the 2011 Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence on 8 March 2019, the International Women’s Day. Ireland signed the convention in 2015 but a series of laws needed to be...

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Call for tender: short-term international consultancy services in the area of preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine

07/03/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe project “The Istanbul Convention: a tool to advance in fighting violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine” is looking for international short-term consultants to build the capacity and knowledge-base of legal professionals and other relevant stakeholders in...

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National Action Strategy for Women (2017–2022) of the Russian Federation: implementing partners meet in Moscow to discuss work plans and share experience

27/02/2019 Strasbourg

On 21 and 22 February 2019, several working meetings were held within the framework of the project "Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Strategy for Women (2017–2022)" at the Council of Europe Programme Office in Moscow. The project focuses on exchanging...

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