LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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There are two distinct legal processes going on, in relation to hate crime and hate speech laws respectively.

18 May 2018

Here is a round-up of events, statements and celebrations to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018.

17 May 2018

The 2018 Rainbow Europe package, launched by ILGA-Europe today, provides real evidence that progress on LGBTI equality law and policy is slowing down in Europe.

14 May 2018

ILGA-Europe will host a webinar on framing messages for LGBTI equality.

11 May 2018

Update on the veto issued on 9 May by Portguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

10 May 2018

Today, ILGA-Europe are releasing the Funding for LGBTI activism in Europe and Central Asia: priorities and access to resources report. 

30 April 2018

ILGA-Europe, TGEU and OII Europe the president to sign the historic law as adopted by the Portuguese parliament on 13 April. 

27 April 2018

Officially launched at the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 April, the report contains a thorough legal analysis of the anti-LGBTI ‘propaganda’ laws that exist or have been proposed in Europe

25 April 2018

On Monday 30 April ILGA-Europe will launch Funding for LGBTI Activism in Europe and Central Asia: Priorities and Access to Resources.

25 April 2018

On 17 April 2018, the European Commission recommended launching accession talks with Albania and FYR Macedonia.

19 April 2018

489 MEPs voted in favour of an instrument to support civil society organisations which promote democracy, rule of law and fundemental rights

19 April 2018

Our organisations all believe that the Istanbul Convention can bring change and have a real impact on the lives of women and girls in Europe.

17 April 2018

ILGA-Europe have received reports of LGBTI-phobic attacks against members of the community in Armenia. LAST UPDATED: 17 April

17 April 2018

The Portuguese parliament has adopted a ground-breaking law which protects  the right to self-determination and bodily integrity of trans and intersex people.

13 April 2018
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'Nobody Left Outside' is a collective of organisations committed to working together to find solutions to improve access to healthcare.

27 March 2018

Over 200 human and women’s rights groups from across the globe, including ILGA-Europe, made a statement today and called on Poland’s Parliament to reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights.

22 March 2018

On 21 March 2018, the Swedish Parliament took a historic decision that trans people who were forcibly sterilised (between 1972 and 2013) should be paid compensation.

22 March 2018

On 7 March 2018, a committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples.

8 March 2018

Our Executive Director Evelyne Paradis shared her thoughts after the High Level Group's discussions:

1 March 2018

122 MPs voted in favour of the legislation.

This is just one of the provisions contained in the new Maternity Act designed to improve legal protection for children in rainbow families.

28 February 2018