The Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men fully
supports the draft resolution and the draft recommendation tabled
by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, and commends
the rapporteur, Mr Gross, for his excellent and comprehensive report.
The committee points out that discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation and gender identity can be magnified on the
basis of sex and gender, with lesbian, bisexual and transgender
women, in particular, running an increased risk of violence. There
can be instances of sex discrimination also within the LGBT community. The
committee proposes four amendments to gender mainstream the texts
to be adopted.