Equality and Non-Discrimination


A new brochure to disseminate PACE's work in the field of combating racism and intolerance

A new brochure compiling a series of texts adopted by PACE between 2014 and 2019 in the field of the fight against racism, intolerance, and hate and hate speech has just been published online (in English only), at the initiative of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance. These texts take stock of the... More

Infiltration of the police and the military by racist and far-right extremists: raising awareness and identifying ways to address it

“Hundreds of cases of infiltration of law enforcement bodies and the military by racist and far-right extremists have been reported over the last few years and investigated recently by French and German medias,” today said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on racism... More

How parliamentarians can defend the Istanbul Convention and help to keep women safe

The head of the monitoring body for the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s global treaty to combat violence against women and domestic violence, has again urged all European states to sign up to the Convention – and firmly rejected the suggestion by some governments that national... More

Generation Equality Forum 2021: a global event to launch a programme of concrete actions to promote women’s rights and equality

Delphine O., the French Government’s Ambassador for Women's Rights and Secretary General of the Generation Equality Forum 2021, presented this Forum to the members of the Assembly’s Women Free from Violence parliamentary network, meeting today. The Generation Equality Forum, organised at the... More

Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence: exchanges on the UN Generation Equality Forum and implementation of the Istanbul Convention

At its next meeting on 14 December by videoconference, the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence will exchange views on the Generation Equality Forum to be held in 2021 in Mexico and Paris by UN Women, after a presentation of the Forum by Ambassador Delphine O, Secretary General of the... More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: ‘Leaving no one behind in a post-COVID-19 World’

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination declared: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous negative impact on such fundamental rights as access to education, healthcare and employment globally. Persons... More