On March 8, 2022, Karin Lukas, President of the European Committee of Social Rights and Head of the Programme Line 'Social Justice' at the LBI-GMR, discussed with the Austrian Minister of Justice Alma Zadic and other human rights experts on the occasion of International Women's Day about women-specific potentials and challenges in personal careers as well as in professional contexts.
The online discussion, which was held in German only, was streamed live online.
Pandemic raises awareness that everyone is affected and thus has special needs
UNAIDS and the United Nations established Zero Discrimination Day in 2014 to raise awareness for discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS. The #zerodiscrimination campaign associated with this day aims at raising awareness for and ending all forms of discrimination. The importance of a comprehensive approach to the principle of non-discrimination became clear once again in the last two years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the week from 21 to 25 February 2022, on our Atlas of Torture – Exchange Platform we have published every day contributions of renowned national and international experts to discuss how to better ensure that evidence obtained by torture is not used in legal proceedings. The event on the Atlas of Torture will be followed by an Online Workshop, taking place on 13.5.2022, 10:00 – 13:00 CET. The workshop aims to bring together the different experts and further facilitate the exchange on the topic, enabling a lively discussion, as well as mutual learning among the participants.
The 16 Days Against Violence 2021 (25 Nov-10 Dec) are another powerful reminder that women and girls continue to be affected by gender-based violence and discrimination.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter the council of Europe holds a high-level panel in Strasbourg in the morning of October 18. As part of the event, Karin Lukas, President of the European Committee of Social Rights and Senior Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR), will discuss with various institutions of the Council of Europe about the effectiveness of the Charter and the strengthening of its mechanism to improve the implementation of social rights in Europe.
On the occassion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking is organising the Conference "Follow the money: Financial aspects of combating human trafficking" from 13 - 14 October 2021. Within the frame of the conference Helmut Sax, Senior Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights and expert on Rights of the Child and Rights of Trafficked Persons, will be holding a workshop together with the LEFÖ Intervention Center for Trafficked Women (LEFÖ-IBF) on the topic "Access to Remedy: The Role of Compensation, Specifically for Women and Children, in Combating Human Trafficking".