Tag Archive | EU

New Study reveals LGBTI face inequalities, barriers, discrimination in health services

New Study reveals LGBTI face inequalities, barriers, discrimination in health services

Researchers, experts, and activists in LGBTI health, conducted a state-of-the-art review, and 12 focus groups, in six EU Member States, for an EU-funded pilot project, Health4LGBTI. The aim was to better understand the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people and the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups.

ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

The European Union’s journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention continued this week in Strasbourg. The report on the EU conclusion of the Istanbul Convention was approved by a large majority, with 489 MEPs voting in favour. The report calls on the European Commission and the Council to: draw up a holistic strategy to […]

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of  two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.

Dr Lydia Foy – Trans Struggle Over As She Receives Birth Cert From Government, And Award From EU

Dr Lydia Foy – Trans Struggle Over As She Receives Birth Cert From Government, And Award From EU

The European Parliament has chosen Dr Lydia Foy for the European Citizen’s Award 2015, which will be presented to her in Brussels next month. Dr Foy has been fighting since 1993 for a birth certificate to reflect her true gender from the Irish Government, and has won the award for promoting better understanding and integration […]

ECHR decision on transgender sterilisation requirement ‘very positive’

ECHR decision on transgender sterilisation requirement ‘very positive’

Turkey violated trans man’s rights when national authorities refused access to gender reassignment surgery. In a European Court of Human Rights Chamber judgment released yesterday (Tuesday 10 March 2015) the 7-judge panel confirmed that Turkey had breached the applicant’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by denying him gender […]

European Parliament’s Strong Wording on LGBTI Rights In Report

European Parliament’s Strong Wording on LGBTI Rights In Report

The European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into  global future development policy, last Tuesday 25th November. The report, entitled Report On The EU And The Global Development Framework After 2015, contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In September, 2000, the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, […]