European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

ILGA-Europe's contribution to the consultation on the EU strategy for combating violence against women 2011-2015

ILGA-Europe's contribution to the consultation on the European Union's strategy for combating violence against women 2011-2015

ILGA-Europe's contribution to the consultation on the EU strategy for combating violence against women 2011-2015: Concrete proposals towards the Action Programme

In its submission to the Consultation on the EU strategy for combating violence against women 2011-2015, ILGA-Europe provided a detailed account of the gender-based violence suffered by lesbians, bisexual women, and trans people in both the domestic and social spheres, and provided five recommendations towards the forthcoming EU strategy.

In this follow-up paper, we look at those five recommendations and provide concrete proposals that can be incorporated in the EU action programme combating gender-based violence. Moreover, we have also taken this opportunity to give additional attention to intersex people who fall victims of institutionalised gender-based violence due to their incongruence with the gender binary framework that society imposes. This
violence includes 'gender normalisation' surgeries on babies and infants and other unnecessary medical procedures that have lasting effects on the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of intersex people.