On 28 November 2018, the Senate of Switzerland voted to criminalise hate speech and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but refused to do the same for grounds of gender identity.
Fourteen civil society organisations -including ILGA-Europe- have written to the European Union and European governments to respond to the threat to our democracies in Europe.
In recent days, Armenia’s LGBTI community has been seriously failed on multiple occasions by national authorities after concerted attacks by conservative groups.
There are two distinct legal processes going on, in relation to hate crime and hate speech laws respectively.
On Monday 16 January, unknown perpetrators threw a firecracker with "no fags allowed" written on it during a presentation of the Queer UW scientific circle at the University of Warsaw.
Hate speech is a pervasive phenomenon that can undermine an individual’s dignity and self-esteem.
Standing up against hatred. Working to combat prejudice. These goals have been part of the fabric of ILGA-Europe since our foundation in 1996.
Over 50 representatives from LGBTI org. from across the EU, national governments, EU institutions, civil society and the academic world gathered to discuss how to step up the fight against hate crimes.
In this section you can read about how ILGA-Europe work to fight hate crime and hate speech.