19. Document of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Ministerial Council, Athens (2009)
(Adopted by the OSCE Ministerial Council, 1- 2 December 2009)

DECISION No. 7/09
WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL AND PUBLIC LIFE
(MC.DEC/7/09 of 2 December 2009)

 The Ministerial Council,

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Calls on the participating States to:

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8. Support, as appropriate, non-governmental and research bodies in producing targeted studies and awareness-raising initiatives for identifying specific challenges in women’s participation in political and public life and, in promoting equality of opportunities between women and men;

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DECISION No. 9/09
COMBATING HATE CRIMES
(MC.DEC/9/09 of 2 December 2009)

The Ministerial Council,

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Calls on the participating States to:

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4. Introduce or further develop professional training and capacity-building activities for law-enforcement, prosecution and judicial officials dealing with hate crimes;

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8. Conduct awareness raising and education efforts, particularly with law enforcement authorities, directed towards communities and civil society groups that assist victims of hate crimes;

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