► Recommendation to member states  on gender equality standards and mechanisms (CM/Rec(2007)17):  

In this document from the 21th November 2007, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe recommends that the governments of member states take or reinforce necessary measures to implement gender equality in practice, taking fully into several principles and standards. One of these principles is Education, science and culture and within it the committee recommends:

  • the explicit inclusion of the principle of gender equality in national framework legislation on education and of a gender perspective in all education policies;
  • the regular monitoring of educational curricula, subject contents, education standards, teaching and learning resources, and classroom and school organisation, in order to eliminate gender stereotypes at all levels of the educational system;
  • the existence of gender/women’s studies and research in universities and research institutions and their adequate support and financing.