(Strasbourg) The Council of Europe steps up its fight against sexism, that is, against all those attitudes, behaviours and gestures that discriminate against people because of their sex: from aggressive jokes on the streets, to comments on the look and clothing of women in politics, to stereotyped images and games… Last March, the Council adopted a Recommendation on preventing and combating sexism. Today, it launched a video and a website to raise awareness of and shed light on this attitude which is “harmful and lies at the root of gender inequality”, since it affects women and girls disproportionately. “No-one should be discriminated against because of their sex. This is a basic principle which we are still far from respecting in practice”, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said. For this reason, “the Council of Europe wants to help ensure a level playing field for women and men, boys and girls”. “See it. Name it. Stop it.” is the slogan of the campaign #stopsexism, whose aim is to help the wider public “identify” acts of sexism and “take a stand against them”.