During its 12th meeting in Prague the GEC agreed to transmit the text of the draft Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023 to the Committee of Ministers. The GEC also adopted its 2017 Annual Report on the implementation of the current Strategy, and discussed the work of the Drafting Committee preparing a draft Committee of Ministers’ recommendation to prevent and combat sexism.
CEPEJ-STAT: A dashboard on gender equality in courts and prosecution services
The statistical database of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ-STAT) of the Council of Europe now allows for easy consultation of main trends on the number of women and men in judicial institutions in our member States via a specific dashboard on gender equality in courts and prosecution services.
The 6th International Conference of Roma Women took place on 6-7 November in Strasbourg (France). The Vice-Chairperson of the Gender Equality Commission was one of the speakers of this conference, which focused on the political representation of Roma and Traveller women.
Promoting and consolidating women’s rights in the South Mediterranean
In the framework of the co-operation initiated with Tunisia, the Council of Europe and the Tunisian Ministries of Women, Family and Children and Local Affairs and Environment, co-organised the Conference “Women and Local Government”, held on 26-27 September in Tunis. This conference allowed different stakeholders (national and local authorities, parliamentarians, civil society representatives, the media, academics, etc.) to exchange and reflect on the means, practices and challenges to strengthen women’s political participation at the local level.
Gender equality on the agenda in December 2017 – March 2018
3 December: International Disability Day.
4 December: Meeting of the Gender Mainstreaming Team, Strasbourg, France.
5 December: Panel discussion on “Implementing SDG 5 – Empowerment of women and girls and Addressing the digital violence against women”, organised by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, IDEA, the Community of Democracies and UNDP, Brussels, Belgium.
6 December: “Istanbul Convention: What policies transform commitments into reality?”, conference organised by the European Women’s Lobby as part of a joint project with the Council of Europe, Brussels, Belgium.
7 December: European Commission Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women (European Union), Brussels, Belgium.
13 December: “Acting in France for gender equality with the Council of Europe”, event organised by the French authorities and Council of Europe as part of the official “Tour de France de l’égalité”, Strasbourg, France.