Gender-based discrimination

This section provides an overview of international standards and commitments as well as documents and the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality.

The section also gives access to documents and publications from various sources related to gender equality and gender mainstreaming.

Latest documents and publications
ODIHR, gender equality & women's rights (factsheet)
Published: Warsaw : OSCE/ODIHR, 8 March 2017

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Subject: gender equality - women's rights - political participation - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Country coverage: OSCE region

Report by Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Latvia from 5 to 9 September 2016
Muiznieks, Nils ; Council of Europe (COE). Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
Published: Strasbourg : CoE, 13 December 2016 CommDH(2016)41

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Material type: report about specific country/ies - recommendation
Subject: women's rights - gender equality - children's rights - homophobia - sexual orientation - gender identity - hate crime
Country coverage: Latvia

The Casey review : a review into opportunity and integration
Casey, Louise ; Department for Communities and Local Government
Published: London : Crown, 5 December 2016

ISBN 978-1-4098-4953-7

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Material type: report
Subject: integration - immigration - discrimination - education - employment - attitudes - media - religion - hate crime
Country coverage: United Kingdom

Key documents
ODIHR, gender equality & women's rights (factsheet)
8 March 2017
The Secretary General’s annual evaluation report on the implementation of the 2004 OSCE action plan for the promotion of gender equality - 2015
21 July 2016
Gender equality review conference report : outcomes and proceedings
29 January 2015
Hate crime reporting website
17 June 2014
Guide on discrimination grounds
Gender equality : factsheet
18 November 2013
Comparative study of structures for women MPs in the OSCE region
30 September 2013
Handbook for national human rights institutions on women’s rights and gender equality
4 December 2012
MENding inequalities : men and gender equality in the OSCE region
14 July 2011
OSCE toolbox for the promotion of gender equality
15 January 2008
Information materials on the OSCE resources for gender mainstreaming
Promoting gender equality in the OSCE
23 January 2007
Publication providing insight into the work on gender issues in the OSCE, outlining the commitments that constitute the framework for gender mainstreaming in programmes, policies and activities of the organization, and highlighting success stories.
Ministerial Council Decision no. 14/04 : 2004 OSCE action plan for the promotion of gender equality
7 December 2004
OSCE commitments relating to gender equality and non-discrimination : a reference guide prepared for the OSCE human dimension seminar on "Participation of women in public and economic life"
May 2003