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After an extraordinary year, Europe has been awoken to the acute fragility of the human rights situation for LGBTI people across the region, says ILGA-Europe. Reporting from every country in the ILGA-Europe ‘Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Europe and Central Asia 2021’ is a glaring clarification that progress, which […]
Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday, as it sounded the alarm about a backlash against LGBT+ rights in the region. Politicians in 17 countries in Europe and Central Asia – including Estonia, Finland and Italy – have verbally attacked LGBT+ […]
Six in 10 LGBT+ Europeans would not hold a same-sex partner’s hand in public, for fear of harassment or assault, according to a major study published on Thursday. The survey of nearly 140,000 people found progress on tackling anti-LGBT+ discrimination had largely stalled in recent years, and in some areas appears to be sliding backwards.
ILGA-Europe will host a discussion on Insta Live tonight, about the difficulties facing LGBTI people during the Coronavirus pandemic, and ask that you join the discussion: “#LGBTI communities have been affected by the #COVID19 pandemic in particularly harsh ways, while the way forward looks unclear”. On Monday, 20th April, at 8pm CET, join ILGA Europe’s […]
Homophobic and transphobic rhetoric and other anti-LGBT+ hate crimes are rising across Europe, fuelled by divisive politics and socially conservative groups that also campaign against abortion access, [ILGA-Europe] said on Tuesday. Hate speech by political and religious leaders increased in 17 countries, including in countries such as Portugal, Spain, and Finland, known for being LGBT-friendly. […]
Rising populism and nationalism pose the greatest threats to LGBT+ rights in Europe, activists said on Thursday, as they gathered in Prague for a major annual conference. Campaigners attending the annual conference of LGBT+ rights organisation, ILGA-Europe, said they had growing concerns about the rise of right-wing politicians and a dip in public support.
ILGA-Europe are looking for a Communications and Media Officer to work with the staff team in Brussels. Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 19 August 2019 (17:00 CET) Please note that only completed application forms are accepted. The Communications and Media Officer will be responsible for ensuring a high profile for the organisation and current issues for LGBTI people with […]
Communications Director Open-ended contract Application deadline: 4 February 2019, 12.00 noon CET ILGA-Europe needs a dynamic person with strategic vision to lead their communications work, at a time when Europe is at a cross-roads.
On 28 November 2018, the Senate of Switzerland voted to criminalise hate speech and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but refused to do the same for grounds of gender identity. ILGA-Europe welcomes the extension of protections against hate speech and discrimination based on sexual orientation – this is an important step forward for lesbian, […]