Right to equal pay: European Committee of Social Rights finds violations in 14 countries
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found violations of the right to equal pay and the right to equal opportunities in the workplace in 14 out of 15 countries which apply the European Social Charter’scollective complaints procedure: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Slovenia. Only the case of Swedenwas found to be compliant with the Charter. “The gender pay gap is unacceptable in modern societies, yet it continues to be one of the main obstacles to achieving real equality. European governments must urgently step up efforts to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace. (…),” said Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
ACTIVITIES TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND TO PROMOTE WOMEN’S EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Round table on combating violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine
A meeting on Multi-agency Co-operation and Data Collection was held on 8 July 2020. A roundtable focusing on Articles 7, 10 and 11 of the Istanbul Convention was organised and attended by 28 participants, including representatives from Ministries, civil society, international organisations, international and national experts, as well as the Council of Europe (CoE) office in Kyiv and Gender Equality Division.