LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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Today people around the world mark International Women’s Day. While Europe has made huge progress towards gender equality, women are still being discriminated against and disadvantaged in many areas of life.

8 March 2007

Today at the EP, ILGA-Europe in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights, launched a Shadow Directive on Equal Treatment.

7 March 2007

On the 1st March 2007, the new European Fundamental Rights Agency will start its work.

27 February 2007

Tomorrow in Berlin over 450 delegates from across Europe, including a delegation of ILGA-Europe, to launch the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All at the first ever European Equality summit.

29 January 2007

On 1 January 2007, Germany will take over the Presidency of the European Union for a period of six months.

19 December 2006

On 14 December 2006, Judge Elizabeth Dunne of the Irish High Court ruled that same-sex marriage registered in Canada cannot be recognised in Ireland because of the current marriage definition in the Irish Constitution.

15 December 2006

The FRA is due to start its work in January 2007.

6 December 2006

In our media release of 22 November 2006 “Europarliament excludes sexual orientation from equality statement for its secretariat” we relayed information conveyed to us by insiders in the Bureau, given to us in good faith and that was, to the best of our knowledge, factually correct.

24 November 2006

The European Parliament's bureau has adopted a declaration of principles regarding diversity in the secretariat but voted to exclude sexual orientation.

22 November 2006

In 1996 the General Assembly of the United Nations invited member states to observe the International Day of Tolerance on 16 November.

16 November 2006

On 26-29th October 2006 almost 200 delegates from all over Europe gathered for the 10thILGA-Europe annual conference in Sofia.

6 November 2006

Between 26 and 29 October 2006, over 200 delegates from all over Europe will gather in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia for the ILGA-Europe’s 10th annual conference.

13 October 2006

This Toolkit is a response to hostile and violent opposition to the first LGBT Pride events in some Eastern and Central European countries during last few years.

6 October 2006

Yesterday the Latvian Parliament voted to support an amendment to the country’s Labour Law to explicitly ban sexual orientation discrimination in employment.

22 September 2006

On 13 September 2006, a Report on Social Exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people was launched in the European Parliament.

15 September 2006

ILGA, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and ILGA-Europe, its European Region, moved into shared premises in Brussels last July.

15 September 2006

On 13 September 2006, ILGA-Europe and the IGLYO, are officially launching their report on “Social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Europe” at the European Parliament.

11 September 2006

Today ILGA-Europe launches a new publication – a Handbook on Observations of Pride Marches.

23 June 2006

Cette semaine, ILGA-Europe et IGLYO rendent publics les résultats d’une vaste enquête sur la discrimination contre les jeunes LGBT.

19 June 2006

This week ILGA-Europe and IGLYO launch the results of a comprehensive survey on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) young people.

19 June 2006

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