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The FRA Director underlined its strong commitment to promoting the human rights of women and helping to deliver on the 1995 Beijing commitments to advance women’s rights.
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On 15 March, the FRA Director will meet with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary Audun Halvorsen in the context of FRA’s cooperation with the EEA and Norway Grants.
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The Agency will present its Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU report to the European Commission representation in Warsaw, Poland, on 14 March.
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The Agency will take part in the 11th Europe-Ukraine Forum in Rzeszów, Poland, from 13-14 March 2018.
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On 13-14 March in Budapest, the Agency will participate in a conference ‘Social and technological innovations – full participation of persons with disabilities’.
The FRA Director will contribute to the next session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 13 March.
The Agency took part in the first meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence.
The Agency attended the first 2018 meeting of the network of EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Agencies from 1 to 2 March in Vilnius.
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The Agency reflected with Austrian networks on artistic freedom as a human right on 7 March.
The Agency presented data from its violence against women survey on 8 March International Women’s day to the European Commission’s representation in Austria.
On 5 March, the Agency presented its survey on ethnic and migrant minorities to academic researchers.
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On 27 February, the Agency took part in a stakeholder meeting in Athens for the ‘Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency’ programme of the EEA-Norway Grants 2014-2021 in Greece.
On 5 and 6 March in Brussels, the Agency presented its reflections on how to improve communication and awareness raising work on human rights during the seminar Telling Europe’s migration stories: framing messages around solutions.
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The Agency met the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats (TNT) Department for the first time in Vienna on 2 February.
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Administrative Detention of Migrants met in Strasbourg from 21 to 22 February.
Too many women everywhere still regularly face discrimination, harassment and violence in their daily lives over 20 years after governments from around the world committed to achieving gender equality and empowering women. On International Women’s Day, FRA calls for renewed focus to help honour those far ranging commitments made in Beijing 1995 at the UN’s World Conference on Women.
Together, we the Heads of EU agencies and Joint undertakings commit to zero tolerance towards sexual harassment and we cannot and will not accept harassment of any form in our agencies. We take it upon ourselves to communicate to our staff that harassment in the workplace is never acceptable. We have committed ourselves in accordance with existing laws and particularly the staff regulation, to promote diversity at work and provide our staff with a trusted place in which to work.
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The FRA Executive Board will hold its 47th meeting at the Agency on 8 March.
On 8 March, the Agency will speak at a hearing at the European Parliament on EU Funds and independent living for people with disabilities. FRA will draw on findings from its ‘From institutions to community living’ reports.
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The Agency, together with OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will facilitate a series of workshops for law enforcement officers and officials responsible for (hate) crime registration.