489 MEPs voted in favour of an instrument to support civil society organisations which promote democracy, rule of law and fundemental rights
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.
Björn van Roozendaal, ILGA-Europe Programmes Director
Political leaders, decision makers and foundations need to hear one clear message: supporting human rights work is now more important than ever. Resources have to increase, not decrease.
This report is a big step forward for many reasons.
The fact that events organised by LGBTI organisations are being targeted in this way is very unnerving.
ILGA-Europe, together with 176 other civil society organisations, are asking European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to pause for a moment in advance of the 2016 State of the Union.
A message from civil society ahead of the EU27 Summit in Bratislava on 16 September 2016.
We are more motivated than ever to develop this shared work, in a European context which proves to be challenging and promising in equal measure.
In June ILGA-Europe organised 2 security events: one 3-day security in-country session for an organisation from Eastern Europe and a 2-day security training for activists from Balkan countries.
A shrinking space for civil society.