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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

PACE conference on the normalisation of racism in politics, racism in culture, and combating discrimination through an intersectional approach

As part of the activities of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, the Swedish Parliament and the PACE Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee will organise a parliamentary conference on “Diversity, inclusiveness and non-discrimination against racism and intolerance in Europe” on 25 October in... More

Committee highlights rise in hatred against LGBTI people

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination expressed concern at the increase in hate speech, violence and hate crimes against LGBTI people in Council of Europe member States. “The scapegoating and violations of LGBTI people’s civil rights come to a large extent from political figures... More

Combating discrimination against Roma and Travellers in the field of housing

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has condemned the fact that many Roma and Travellers in Europe “still live, against their will”, in unsuitable and racially segregated housing on the outskirts of urban areas, often lacking the most basic amenities and vulnerable to forced... More

Preventing intersectional discrimination and promoting Muslim women’s empowerment

On the occasion of the European Action Day against Islamophobia, Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, made the following statement: “Already rife in Europe, Islamophobia is on the rise. While all Muslims, and those who are perceived as... More

Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: “To build the future, we must remember the victims of the past”

“On 2 August, we pay tribute to the victims of the Roma genocide perpetrated during the Second World War,” said the Parliamentary Assembly’s General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), speaking ahead of Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. “Even... More