VIENNA, 19 March 2009 - The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) launched a new tool today to help states combat hate crimes.


Attention to gender equality and women's empowerment are essential to enable countries and the international community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Upon a proposal issued by the Commission in July, the Council of the European Union is discussing a new anti-discrimination directive.

The Commission document titled: