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Equality of women and men in local life
Local and regional government across Europe share the vision of a Europe that is based on equality of opportunity and non-discrimination.
CEMR works in particular to promote equality between women and men in decision-making, through its Committee for equality of women and men in local life.
International Women's Day: CEMR calls on local and regional authorities to develop new awareness
In commemoration of this year’s International Women's Day, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) calls on local and regional authorities to develop a new awareness in regard to gender equality ...
CEMR mourns passing of European gender equality advocate Fausta Deshormes
Founder and honorary director of the European Commission Information Unit for Women, Fausta Deshormes, passed away on Saturday 2 February 2013 ...
CEMR launches Observatory website for promotion of gender equality in local life
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is pleased to announce the launching of an online tool to support European municipalities and regions working to ...
Don't miss out on our workshop on the participation of women in local decision-making!
How has the participation of women in local decision-making evolved in the past years? What role can the European Union play in promoting equality between women and men in local life? ...
European cities and regions take a new step towards a more equal Europe
On 8 March 2012, at the occasion of International Women’s Day, local and regional elected representatives from a number of European countries have launched the Observatory of the Charter on Equality of Women and Men in Local Life ...
CoE convention is first legally binding international instrument to combat violence against women
The first legally binding international instrument to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence was signed by thirteen Council of Europe member countries on 11 May, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey ...
International Women's Day: 1 020 steps closer to gender equality
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is pleased to announce, at the occasion of the 2011 International Women's Day, that over 1 020 municipalities have ...
Gender-based violence: CEMR calls for renewed efforts
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) calls upon local and regional authorities in Europe to strengthen efforts and commitments in the fight for the elimination of violence against women ...
Commission launches consultation on combating violence against women (Deadline: 9 July)
The European Commission has launched a consultation on the proposed future EU strategy for combating violence against women, whose outcome will accompany the proposal for a strategy on the matter ...
Gender equality: CEMR calls for better follow-up of existing initiatives
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) addressed a message to the European Commission (EC) and European Parliament calling for an enhanced cooperation with sub-national authorities and a better follow-up of existing initiatives in the promotion of gender equality ...
International Women's Day: she's local, she's global
Ahead of the International Women's Day on Monday 8 March, CEMR, and more specifically its Committee of women elected representatives, calls upon all European local and regional governments to commit themselves to promoting equality between women and men ...
Strasbourg on the road to gender equality
The mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, signed the European Charter for equality of women and men in local life, on 18 January ...
Gender equality in mourning
The former chair of CEMR's committee of women elected representatives of local and regional authorities, Vicenta Bosch Palanca has passed away on 30 December 2009 ...
Violence against women: "Local governments have an important role to play"
The chair of the Committee of women elected representatives of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Jocelyne Bougeard, calls on local and regional governments to take action to tackle ...
Reykjavik signs CEMR's charter for gender equality
Reykjavik signed the European Charter for equality of women and men in local life, on 20 October 2009 ...