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.
To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Council of Europe is launching an action day within its campaign called No Hate Speech Movement. Today they will target LGBTI-phobic hate speech online. Read more here what you can do.
Currently the Moldovan Parliament is debating an anti-discrimination law which in its current form provides protection against discrimination on various grounds, including sexual orientation. The draft law was approved by the Moldovan government and is now in the hands of parliamentarians.
Today ILGA-Europe launches a new publication – a Handbook on Observations of Pride Marches.