Activity of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Aims and objectives
The aim of the Council of Europe, which has 47 Member States, is to achieve greater unity among its members through common action, agreements and debates. The conditions for membership are pluralistic democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) consists of a number of individual representatives from each member State. They meet four times a year to discuss topical issues and ask European governments to take initiatives and report back. In 2008 the Assembly agreed a Recommendation on involving men in gender equality, based on a report from the Committee on Equal Opportunties for Women and Men.
Name: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Stakeholder: International Organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
- Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, Report on involving men in achieving gender equality, 23 October 2008, Doc. 11760, http://assembly.coe.int/Main.asp?link=/Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc08/EDOC11760.htm
- Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1853 (2008) on Involving men in achieving gender equality, http://assembly.coe.int/Main.asp?link=/Documents/AdoptedText/ta08/EREC1853.htm