This report outlines key discussions of the conference "Tackling gender stereotypes and sexism" (Helsinki, Finland, 28-29 March 2019), particularly examples of best practices from the public sector and business and civil society organisations which were showcased at the conference.
The conference coincided with the adoption, on 27 March 2019, of Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 to member States on preventing and combating sexism by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. This recommendation features the first international legal definition of sexism. It shows the various areas where sexism manifests, why it is harmful and what can and should be done to prevent and combat it.
This report concludes with a series of recommendations on how this instrument can be put into practice and provides specific examples that can serve as inspiration for developing similar initiatives in other countries.
Key challenges in tackling sexism TACKLING SEXISM: LEARNING FROM GOOD PRACTICES
Raising awareness and changing attitudes
Creating an enabling environment for gender equality
Regulation and legislation