In 2015, ILGA-Europe started its new programme Creating Opportunities, designed to support organisations that face threats to LGBTI rights in their countries, or significant opportunities to affirm or strengthen them.
At its 66th general assembly, held in Moscow, the World Medical Association, an international organisation representing doctors, adopted new guidelines aimed at increasing the knowledge and sensitivity of doctors towards trans people.
This means that Poland will not have a legal gender recognition process defined in legislation.
ILGA-Europe welcome the adoption of Zaborska Report on equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation which was supported by the European Parliament yesterday.
This was a prime opportunity for Poland to join their European counterparts, such as Malta and Ireland, who have improved gender recognition provisions in 2015.
In 2015, several European countries have taken important steps to improve their gender recognition procedures.
The Act was passed with significant last-minute amendments.
It is due to be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins in the coming days.
Since the beginning of May 2015, ILGA-Europe have received reports of violent attacks on trans sex workers.