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Including a gender dimension in foreign policy

According to the Equality Committee, member States should ensure a gender dimension in their foreign policies, in view of promoting inclusiveness, equality and non-discrimination and to counter the backlash against women's rights. The report by Petra Stienen (Netherlands, ALDE), adopted by the... More

COVID-19: women should be at the heart of responding to crises

Women should be fully involved at the heart of crisis response planning and decision-making, participants agreed at a PACE webinar on the gender dimension of foreign policy in the response to COVID-19, bringing together parliamentarians with current and former diplomats as well as academics... More

Upholding human rights in times of crisis and pandemics: the right to equality and non-discrimination

PACE’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination held an exchange of views on  5 June 2020 on “Upholding human rights in times of crisis and pandemics: the right to equality and non-discrimination”. The exchange followed the appointment of Petra Stienen (Netherlands, ALDE) as rapporteur for a... More

Webinar on the gender dimension of foreign policy in the response to COVID-19

PACE’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination is hosting a Facebook Live webinar on the gender dimension of foreign policy in the response to COVID-19 at 4 p.m. CET on 11 June. Panellists include current and former diplomats and academics involved in this field from the Netherlands, Sweden... More

COVID-19: access to contraception is 'an essential health service to be maintained during the crisis'

Sexual and reproductive healthcare have been among the first services to be negatively impacted during the COVID-19 crisis. Women have often been left without access to essential medical services such as contraception, testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and reproductive cancer... More

“Depriving trans and intersex people of legal gender recognition in Hungary is intolerable”, says General Rapporteur

“The Hungarian Parliament’s enactment this week of a law designed to prevent trans and intersex people from obtaining legal recognition of their gender identity is a flagrant breach of human rights,” declared PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people, Fourat Ben Chikha (Belgium, SOC... More