Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a report which contains a number of measures strengthening the applications from individuals claiming asylum in the European Union due to persecutions because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Joint statement ILGA-Europe, ENAR, AIEU.
Tomorrow the members of the European Parliament will debate and vote on a resolution “Progress made in equal opportunities and non-discrimination in the EU”.
On 25 April 2007, members of the European Parliament debated, and today adopted a new resolution on homophobia in Europe.
On 11 April 2007, the LIBE Committee of the EP discussed a Polish minister's suggestion to restrict LGBT people’s entitlement to employment in schools and other education institutions.
Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights violations in Nigeria and amongst other things called on Nigeria not to adopt the bill currently being debated.
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.
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.
The European Parliament's bureau has adopted a declaration of principles regarding diversity in the secretariat but voted to exclude sexual orientation.
On 13 September 2006, a Report on Social Exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people was launched in the European Parliament.