Promoting gender equality and combatting discrimination
The aim of the PGG programme in these cross-cutting areas is to improve alignment of anti-discrimination policies with European standards in order to increase access to non-judiciary redress mechanisms for male and female victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech; to strengthen capacities of ‘equality bodies’ and civil society organisations to assist persons belonging to vulnerable groups in pursuing discrimination complaints through relevant non-judiciary redress mechanisms and to strengthen access to justice for women, especially women victims of violence, in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) and thus contributing towards the signature/ratification of the Istanbul Convention.
The activities will provide support to combating discrimination and protecting the rights of vulnerable groups (including the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons (LGBTI) and protection of minorities, in particular Roma) and women notably those who are victims of violence, in line with the cross-cutting deliverable 2 of the 2020 deliverables
Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan
Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries
Women’s Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards