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Combating Violence against Women project kicks off in Budapest

The Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights in Hungary hosted the kick off meeting for our project on combating violence against women on 22 March. This was followed by the Working Group meeting on Gender Equality on 23 March.

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Meet the National Equality Bodies (#MeetNEBs)

Malta: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality

Our colleagues at the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality in Malta took over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.

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Europe

Regional and Local Representatives reaffirm their commitment to the fight against anti-Gypsyism

On 29 March 2017, in the framework of the debate on the fight against anti-Gypsyism, the Congress for Local and Regional Authorities adopted a Declaration of Mayors and Elected Local and Regional Representatives of Council of Europe Member States against anti-Gypsyism. The declaration was presented by John Warmisham, Congress Spokesperson for Roma Issues, and Valeriu Nicolae, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (SRSG) for Roma Issues.

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External publications

Using restructuring to promote gender equality and diversity

The Norwegian Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) presents universities and university colleges with a practical tool to use in their restructuring efforts to ensure gender balance and diversity.

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Members' Publications

France: 10th Barometer of the perception of Discrimination in Employment

For its 10th edition, the Barometer on the perception of discrimination in employment by the French Defender of Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) has returned to a general picture of representations and experiences of discrimination in the workplace. At the same time, it develops an intersectional approach to show the heterogeneity of inequalities according to social groups.

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External publications

We can! Taking action against hate speech through Counter and Alternative Narratives

This manual offers guidance to develop counter and alternative narratives to combat hate speech and promote human rights, especially in online environments. The manual proposes a set of online and offline communication and educational approaches, and tools to undermine narratives, which sustain and legitimise hate speech. It aims to strengthen the toolboxes of youth workers, educators and activists already engaged in human rights work and education or willing to be engaged. It is designed for and within the context of the No Hate Speech Movement, a Council of Europe youth campaign for human rights online.

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External publications

Thirsting for Justice: New ERRC Report Reveals Depth of Discrimination faced by Europe’s Roma in Accessing Water

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) has released its report – Thirsting for Justice: Europe’s Roma Denied Access to Clean Water & Sanitation, highlighting the shocking disparities between Roma and non-Roma in their access to water.

The report summarises research carried out by the ERRC, between 2014 – 2016, covering 93 Romani neighbourhoods and settlements in Albania, France, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Slovakia.

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External publications

Human Rights and Gender Identity: Best Practice Catalogue

The Best Practice Catalogue prepared by Trans Gender Europe gives practical examples on how to implement trans human rights demands in practice. The aim of the catalogue is to inspire stakeholders to seek similar or new ways to ensure a high standard of trans human rights. These inspirational examples, coming mainly from Europe, cover a number of issues.

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Equinet

Romania: Senate rejects Draft Bill aiming to repeal Anti-Discrimination Law and disable the Equality Body

On 28 February 2017, a bill aiming to repeal Romanian Anti-discrimination Law was tacitly adopted by the Romanian Chamber of Deputies. If this bill had been adopted, it would seriously have affected the National Council for Combatting Discrimination (CNCD). However, on 14 March, the Senate decided not to accept the draft law.

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Europe

60 years of the Rome Treaties

Sixty years ago in Rome, the foundations were laid for the Europe that we know today, ushering in the longest period of peace in written history in Europe. The Treaties of Rome established a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely and created the conditions for prosperity and stability for European citizens.