On February 27, 2023, University Women of Europe will organize a zoom meeting with all members, focused on the Recommendation of Council of Europe on Preventing and Combating sexism for all the member States.
UWE will be involved in drafting a questionnaire and playing a monitoring role in this process, which will be concluded with a written report, with a special focus on the sexism in education.
The Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism was adopted in March 2019 by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, This text contains the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism.
It also proposes a set of concrete measures to combat this wide-spread phenomenon including through legislation and policies and through awareness-raising.
The recommendation proposes specific tools and measures to prevent and combat sexism and sexist behaviour in the areas of language and communications, Internet and social media, media and advertising. The recommendation proposes specific attention to sexism in justice and education institutions, in culture and sport, as well as in the private sector.