Sexual violence and harassment of women: wave of testimonies only tip of the iceberg

"Sexual harassment, rape and domestic abuse of women are the relics of a society based on unequal power relations between women and men. It is high time for shame and fear to switch sides,” Stella Kyriakides said today. More

Standing Committee to meet in Denmark

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will meet in Copenhagen on Friday 24 November, in the context of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (November 2017-May 2018). More

Migration: humanitarian winter plan for the Greek islands urged

Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC) called upon the Greek Government to hear the repeated call of the NGOs and respond with a plan for this winter to relieve the Greek islands of Samos, Lesbos and Chios.  More

Doris Fiala: ‘too many migrant children are still being detained in unacceptable conditions’

"Today is Universal Children’s Day, a day on which we celebrate the UN Convention which reminds us that children are first and foremost children, irrespective of the national, ethnic or any other status,” said Doris Fiala. More

PACE, OSCE and NATO Parliamentary Assemblies, the EP and OSCE/ODIHR discuss election observation

After Copenhagen and Warsaw, a meeting held in Strasbourg on 16-17 November brought together representatives of Council of Europe, OSCE and NATO PA's, the EP and OSCE/ODIHR to discuss election observation.  More

Stella Kyriakides: 'keeping children safe online is our responsibility'

Stella Kyriakides has issued a call for stronger action to protect children from sexual exploitation online – highlighting a new set of guidelines, due next year, that Council of Europe member States will be asked to abide by. More

PACE co-rapporteurs carry out a monitoring visit to Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to Tbilisi on 20-22 November. More

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