Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the progress made over the years when it comes to women. It is a day to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in their countries and communities. But it is also a chance to call for change where it is still needed. The world has indeed made remarkable developments, and yet, no country has achieved gender equality.
The seminar was organised by the Permanent Representation of Finland as Chair of the Council of the EU and the EU Delegation in Strasbourg, in collaboration with the Permanent Representation of France as Chair of the Council of Europe. Its aims was to take stock of the current state of play, look at solutions to outstanding issues as well as to address the broader implications of the accession to Human Rights protection in Europe.