LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

European Union

Dear EU – make sure that gender matters…

Today is the International Women’s Day. ILGA-Europe and PICUM are using this day as an opportunity to call for a proper gender mainstreaming in the current negotiations of important European Union policies. We are calling for the EU institutions to include and mainstream gender in all its forms in all its adoption of new legislation and all legislation should automatically reflect all discrimination grounds.

EU leaders must protect discriminated groups in all walks of life

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 [1] now calls on the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU to urgently take up this issue.