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22nd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference – Brussels October 2018

22nd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference – Brussels October 2018

The 22nd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference, ‘Politics for Change – From Words into Action’ will take place in Brussels, Belgium 24-27 October 2018. Registration is now open. For the first time, the Annual Conference will take place in Brussels – the capital of Europe and the home of ILGA-Europe. It is organised in close cooperation with three […]

ILGA Job Vacancies: Admin Support & Director of Programmes

ILGA Job Vacancies: Admin Support & Director of Programmes

Working at ILGA means being a part of a dedicated and diverse team: you will join a team of professionals from all over the world, including human rights lawyers, researchers and academics, all committed to advancing equality for LGBTI people worldwide. If you are interested in working with ILGA, here are the currently available job […]

UK: Third of employers ‘less likely’ to hire transgender staff

UK: Third of employers ‘less likely’ to hire transgender staff

One in three employers in Britain say they would be less likely to hire someone if they were transgender, according to a new study published on Monday. Less than one in five British employers have an inclusive policy towards transgender staff, and only nine percent believe in legal protection against discrimination, according to the study […]

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 […]