Hate speech is a pervasive phenomenon that can undermine an individual’s dignity and self-esteem.
Blocking same-sex couples from obtaining residence permits for family reunification purposes purely because of their sexual orientation is discriminatory – that is the message of equality coming from Strasbourg.
Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s Labour Code.
On Thursday (5 November 2015), only 117 members of the 450-seat parliament supported a proposal to amend the labour code.
Towards a Consistent Level of Protection Against Discrimination in Europe.
Joint statement: six months ago, organisations representing millions of EU citizens at risk of discrimination called on EU Member States to show clear commitment on the proposed Horizontal Directive on equal treatment.
Read about about ILGA-Europe's work on anti-discrimination in Europe.
In the last five years no progress at all has been made in the EU to protect people against discrimination on the grounds of age, sexual orientation, disability and religion or belief.
The Moldovan Parliament adopted earlier today a Law on Ensuring Equality. While the adoption of an anti-discrimination legislation is a positive measure, ILGA-Europe is concerned that the ground of sexual orientation is not explicitly mentioned in the list of grounds of discrimination covered by the law, except in relation to discrimination in the workplace.
The EU has thrown in the towel about protecting discriminated groups, including lesbian, gay and bisexual people, persons with disabilities, religious minorities, youth and older people. A coalition of European equality and anti-discrimination NGOs  now calls on the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU to urgently take up this issue.