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Building forward better for an inclusive post-Covid-19 world: promoting participation of persons with disabilities

On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2021), the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination made the following statement: Throughout the world, persons with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which limited their... More

Measures to combat alleged violations of the rights of LGBTI people in the Southern Caucasus

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination is concerned about the situation of LGBTI people in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, noting that “many infringements of these people’s human rights have been alleged or confirmed”. Those countries, the Committee said, should adopt effective... More

‘What men and boys can do to fight sexism’ – a new video to mark End Violence against Women Day

A new video from PACE is being launched today, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021), with ideas and advice for men and boys on how to fight sexism, counter gender stereotypes and combat gender-based violence. Produced by the... More

PACE General Rapporteur on violence against women calls on men and boys to play an increasingly active part in eliminating violence

On the eve of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Zita Gurmai (Hungary, SOC), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on violence against women, made the following statement: “Violence against women happens everywhere, every... More

‘Take the time to learn about intersex realities and rights’, says General Rapporteur on Intersex Awareness Day 2021

“Intersex people face constant challenges in almost every aspect of their daily lives. Yet ignorance of, or indifference to, these realities leads to violations of their human rights across the board,” said Fourat Ben Chikha (Belgium, SOC), PACE’s General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people... More

Combating racism at its roots by fostering parliamentary and interparliamentary work

“There is a profound lack of acknowledgement of the existence of structural and institutional racism, its dimensions and its historical correlation, in political and public debate,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance. “The cases... More