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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 […]

ILGA-Europe & TGEU: Applications to Seminar on LGBTI asylum

ILGA-Europe & TGEU: Applications to Seminar on LGBTI asylum

ILGA-Europe and TGEU invite you to apply to participate in a capacity building seminar on LGBTI asylum and a roundtable with public authorities in Brussels, from 27-28 November 2017. Deadline for applications: 10 September 2017 Why a capacity building seminar and roundtable on LGBTI asylum? For LGBTI asylum seekers, the existing EU asylum standards and their implementation are particularly problematic. Exposed to numerous […]

ILGA Europe: Consultant Wanted To Assess Funding Needs

ILGA Europe: Consultant Wanted To Assess Funding Needs

As part of their mission, ILGA-Europe work to increase resources to leverage the work of the European LGBTI movement. They are now looking for a consultant to assess funding needs. Deadline for applications: 18 August 2017 For full information, visit https://www.ilga-europe.org/jobs/consultant-funding-needs

Anti-LGBT Persecution in Chechnya – Two Ways to Show Solidarity

Anti-LGBT Persecution in Chechnya – Two Ways to Show Solidarity

You have no doubt heard about the horrifying persecution the LGBT+ community in Chechnya are facing by government forces. BeLonG To has been in contact with their colleagues at the Russian LGBT Network, and they have advised them about the terrifying reality on the ground. There are direct steps you can take to help support […]

ILGA: ‘Allies in Action’ Small Fund Open For Proposals: Last Call For 2017

ILGA: ‘Allies in Action’ Small Fund Open For Proposals: Last Call For 2017

‘Allies in Action’ is a small fund by COC Netherlands and ILGA-Europe. The fund was created to support LGBTI communities and their allies in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine. This is the last call in 2017 and it will close on Wednesday 19 April 2017. ‘Allies in Action’ is dedicated to enabling more people […]

EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

ILGA-Europe, and their partner organisations across Europe, are working towards the protection of the rights and needs of LGBTI asylum seekers, raising awareness about the difficult situation LGBTI asylum seekers often find themselves in.   Many are at risk of persecution precisely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation or gender identity […]

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.