Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

Report UWE President Anne Nègre – Council of Europe’s World Democracy Forum 2018 and Human Rights

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The Council of Europe’s World Democracy Forum held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Strasbourg on “Gender Equality and Women’s Rights” saw a variety of interventions showing clear progress but also brakes.

On the official website you can find the programs, in and out, the interventions, the podcasts of Labs.

Moderating Lab 7 –  Will closing the gender gap in the economy lead to greater political equality? was a pleasure, in front of the 3 initiatives also sponsored by the Department of Bas-Rhin. The 3 initiatives lead to raising awareness of the world of work on equality issues in three different ways, one created by the State, the second starting from the base and the last of a self-referral of women executives in companies
“Talent naar de top” is presented by the Talent to the Top Foundation Netherlands, offers companies a Talent to the Top Charter, an employers’ code to make a voluntary commitment for an effective and sustainable gender diversity policy.
The second initiative, “Fearless Futures”, from the United Kingdom, answers personal questions including homophobia, racism, to move towards awareness of inequality through training that reinforces a community of lived experiences that focus on fight for equality.
Finally, the third initiative, “Le Cercle Inter’Elles“, a network of networks, started with women in specialized technology and science companies, stating the stumbling blocks of careers, salaries and women in decision-making positions, with an articulation of professional life. and family life. Men think with them, and act within companies.
Moreover, faithful to our voted Resolution on the use of the expression Human Rights instead of Human Rights, I addressed the question in plenary to Marlene Schiappa, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, in charge Equality between women and men and the fight against discrimination, France, 19 November 2018 in the morning.
In response she said that since March 8, 2018, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France, supports the expression human rights in places and places of Human Rights.  For more information, in french:
So we must spread this important news that unblocks the situation since it is the French state that prevented the use of this expression. Nothing else opposes it.


Dr. Anne Nègre
President University Women of Europe
Vice President of the Council of Europe’s Conference of INGOs