New Council of Europe action against sexism

In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing

and Combating Sexism. Not only does this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it

also proposes a set of concrete measures to combat this wide-spread phenomenon.

Sexism is present in all areas of life. From catcalls on the street, to women being ignored during work meetings, to boys

being bombarded with aggressive role-models in video games. When sexist behaviour accumulates, it can lead to an

acceptance of discrimination and even violence.

To address these issues and encourage the full implementation of the Recommendation, the Council of Europe has just

launched a video and action page under the hashtag #stopsexism and the slogan “See it. Name it. Stop it.”. The

aim is to help the wider public identify acts of sexism and take a stand against them.


Find out more about the work of the Council of Europe to prevent and combat sexism.

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