Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Skip to main content

Gender Equality

All topics

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is an international organisation with 47 Member States. The Council of Europe primarily deals with human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Gender equality at the Council of Europe is handled by:

  • the Gender Equality Commission, which consists of members appointed by Member States and provides advice, guidance and support to Council of Europe bodies and to Member States;
  • Gender Equality Rapporteurs, who are appointed among the members of the steering committees, monitoring bodies and other intergovernmental structures of the Council of Europe to promote gender equality in all policies and measures; and
  • the Gender Equality Division, which coordinates the gender equality work of the Council of Europe.

The Council of Europe has developed a Gender Equality Strategy 2018–2023.

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted recommendations on gender equality in a number of areas, such as violence against women, participation in politics, media, education, healthcare and sport. The recommendations can be found here: Standards and Mechanisms

Council of Europe – Gender Equality