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Council of Europe pro sex rights

Council of Europe pro sex rights

Stepping up action against global inequalities: Europe’s contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) process

Author(s): Parliamentary Assembly

Origin – Assembly debate on 30 January 2014 (8th Sitting) (see Doc. 13368, report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, rapporteur: Sir Alan Meale). Text adopted by the Assembly on 30 January 2014 (8th Sitting).

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The Assembly thus calls on member States to:

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8.3.1. empower women and girls in all spheres of society, including the family, the educational sector, the labour market and political decision-making processes, thus allowing them to access resources and opportunities and a fair share of power;
8.3.2. promote the guarantee of sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls, in particular with a view to avoiding unwanted pregnancies and further reducing maternal mortality;
8.3.3. step up the fight against violence towards women and girls in the most committed manner through prevention programmes and campaigns, including measures to protect victims;
8.3.4. create equal opportunities for women and young people to access quality education and decent jobs;

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