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01/24/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
A sizeable turnout at the Council of Europe earlier today on the international day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

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01/24/2017 at 09:27. Facebook
Women are now more and better educated than men in Europe but still face difficulties in breaking through the 'glass ceiling.'

The measures needed to bring about real gender fairness were discussed by MPs at a 23 January Parliamentary Assembly hearing in Strasbourg.

Milan-based university professor Paola Profeta was one of the keynote speakers. Listen to this podcast interview to understand...
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“Sexist hate speech is often treated as a harmless and non-serious issue and women are explicitly or implicitly told to bear with it. However, not only does sexist hate speech undermine freedom of speech for women and girls, but its psychological, emotional and/or physical impacts are real and severe.” Says the Council of Europe in its super interesting “Combating sexist hate speech” report...
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01/20/2017 at 15:12. Facebook
Meet Maria and Francesco, two of the latest interns to build-up their professional experience in our Communication department.

Twice per year we welcome young graduates into our organisation as trainees. For them it is a chance to gain valuable experience in a complex multi-cultural and stimulating work environment.

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If you would like to follow Maria and Francesco,...
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01/19/2017 at 13:56. Facebook
Great news! The German No Hate campaign now has an English language version of its website!

[ No-hate-speech.de Link ]

And there's also news and views on how to counter online bigotry available in Greek too!

[ Notohatespeech.com Link ]

Hurrah :-)

NO HATE SPEECH

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01/18/2017 at 15:27. Facebook
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01/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Judges have rejected a complaint from a convicted rapist and triple murderer against the United Kingdom, ruling that whole-life jail terms are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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01/18/2017 at 10:01. Facebook
A bumper week at the European Court continues with a ruling by human rights judges that a ban on Americans adopting Russian children led to unlawful discrimination.

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01/18/2017 at 08:51. Facebook
Hate speech in Europe - [ Humanrightseurope.org Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 14:59. Facebook
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01/17/2017 at 13:32. Facebook
Planned changes to Russia’s law, which could lead to the decriminalisation of domestic violence, would be a “regression,” Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has warned.

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End violence against women and domestic violence - [ Humanrightseurope.org Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 09:13. Facebook
Update! Last week, human rights judges rejected a complaint against Switzerland from Muslim parents, who objected to sending their daughters to compulsory mixed swimming lessons.

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The judges declared that by refusing to exempt two Muslim pupils, the Swiss authorities had given precedence to the children’s obligation to follow the full school curriculum and had...
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Swiss Muslim wants private Islamic school after ECHR swimming defeat

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Who will succeed Yazidi activist Nadia Murad (photo) as winner of the 2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize?

The Parliamentary Assembly, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, today opened nominations ahead of the October award ceremony.

The trophy, worth €60,000, recognises “outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and...
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Today, the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) publishes a study on the challenges posed to the rights of the child by scientific and technological developments in biomedicine.

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A conference examining the international response to the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural artiifacts is now underway in Strasbourg.

Watch now - [ Webtv.coe.int Link ]

In their opening speeches this morning, Ioannis Kasoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, expressed fears about the...
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Conference highlights terrorists’ trafficking and destruction of cultural heritage | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

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Throwback Thursday :-)

Watch this briliant anti-smacking video 'Raise Your Hand Against Smacking.'

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Then, have a look at this video about corporal punishment at school and how two parents tried and succeded in making a difference!

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Not too long ago "spare the rod and spoil the child" was a common argument among some adults. Not anymore, thanks in a...
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Raise your hand against smacking

"Raise your hand against smacking" is a Europe-wide awareness-raising initiative against corporal punishment of children, launched by the Council of Europe i...

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Great news! The Russian version of our video “Beat Bullying” has reached over 1 million viewers on YouTube.

Watch this film now ... in English, French, German, Georgian or Russian :-) [ Coe.int Link ]
Video: The activities of the Council of Europe Development Bank – a social development bank for Europe [ Youtube.com Link ]

The CEB in pictures

The social development bank in Europe: activies and functionning

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