Video: Gender equality – Where the smart men are!

Ahead of a Tallinn evaluation conference next June, Carolina Lasen Diaz, answers some of the key questions arising from the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017.

Podcast: Losing the game – Girls, sport and Europe’s health time-bomb

Girls are twice as likely as boys to abandon sport and physical activity during their school years, raising health concerns and fears about equal access and inclusion in our society.

Podcast: Women’s unequal access to justice [fr]

Ahead of the opening tomorrow of a two-day conference in Bern, Switzerland, entitled ‘Towards guaranteeing equal access of women to justice,” Franzesa Pardoe (photo) and Carolina Lasen Diaz drill down into the detail of this unfairness, in an extended French language podcast.

Video: Gender and justice – women’s unequal access to the legal system

Many observers fear that the rule of law too often rules out women.

Women’s safety ‘Istanbul Treaty’ enters into force

Known also as the “Istanbul Convention” because it was opened for signature there three years ago, the treaty obliges the governments which have ratified it to take specific steps to counter all forms of violence against women: from stalking and sexual harassment to domestic violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.