Tag Archive | ILGA Europe

Parliament of Latvia rejects petition for partnership legislation

Parliament of Latvia rejects petition for partnership legislation

On 7 March 2018, the Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation, which would recognise all unmarried couples, including same-sex couples. This is the second time the Saeima rejected such an initiative.

Turkey: Ankara ban on LGBTI events continues as Turkish courts reject NGO appeals

Turkey: Ankara ban on LGBTI events continues as Turkish courts reject NGO appeals

The ban on public events organised by LGBTI groups, imposed by the Ankara Governor’s office in November 2017, has been upheld by Ankara’s 4th and 13th Administrative Courts. Two Ankara-based LGBTI NGOs, Kaos GL and Pembe Hayat (Pink Life) had challenged the ban in court, initiating their legal action days after Ankara’s governorship made the announcement. […]

Jobs: Current Vacancies At ILGA-Europe, Closing Date January 2018

Jobs: Current Vacancies At ILGA-Europe, Closing Date January 2018

Current vacancies at ILGA-Europe Programmes Officer – Central Asia Finance Director Grants & Financial Officer    Programmes Officer – Central Asia The post holder will be responsible for coordinating ILGA-Europe’s engagement in Central Asian countries. Through a new programme that includes regranting, capacity building, and advocacy activities, ILGA seeks to actively address the needs of […]

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

Hate crimes against LGBT people in Russia have doubled in five years, researchers said on Tuesday, in the wake of a law banning ‘gay propaganda’. Murders accounted for almost 200 out of 250 crimes analysed, the Center for Independent Social Research said, attributing the surge to Russia’s 2013 ban on the spreading of “propaganda for […]

ILGA: Warsaw 2017 – Media Registration Closes 30 October

ILGA: Warsaw 2017 – Media Registration Closes 30 October

The ILGA-Europe Annual Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from 1-4 November 2017. The Annual Conference 2017 will be hosted by ILGA-Europe’s member, Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH). This year, the theme of the Annual Conference is: CHANGE! Communities Mobilising, Movements Rising. Details: What: ILGA-Europe’s 21st Annual Conference When: Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Saturday 4 […]

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 […]