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Gender stereotypes and sexism – Root causes of discrimination and violence against women - CSW59 Side Event
9 Mar 2015 -  The side event will highlight the work of the Council of Europe in combating gender stereotypes and sexism and present the Council of Europe standards in this area: the Istanbul Convention, the Committee of Ministers recommendations on gender equality and media and gender mainstreaming in education, as well as good practices identified in the member states on this subject. Keynote speakers include:

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Chairperson, Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe; Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine; Isabelle Simonis, Minister of Adult Learning, Youth, Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities, French Community of Belgium; Nanette Braun, Chief, Communications and Advocacy, UN Women; Ted Bunch, Co-founder and Co-director of “A CALL TO MEN”. Moderator: Marja Ruotanen, Director, Human Dignity and Equality, Council of Europe

Side Event organised in partnership with the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United Nations.
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