The 2015 legal update on how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons are protected against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the EU is now available in French and German.
Recent allegations from around the world have once again underlined what many women have long known: violence, harassment and hatred towards women are features of their daily lives. As 25 November marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) lends its voice to the EU’s campaign #SayNoStopVAW and the global #metoo campaign to help put an end to the widespread violence that affects millions of women.
The Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), MEP Claude Moraes, highlighted the vital role the Agency’s work plays in respecting, promoting and protecting fundamental rights during his visit to FRA on 22 November.
On Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shines a light on differences in legal minimum ages to help the EU and its Member States eliminate inconsistencies, protection gaps and seemingly arbitrary restrictions resulting from different age thresholds.
The Head of the Agency’s Freedoms and Justice Department underlined the need to consider fundamental rights when addressing security concerns in border management during the 23rd International Border Police Conference.
EU Member States, the European Commission, representatives of other EU institutions and relevant EU Agencies came together for the the second meeting of the Subgroup to the High Level Commission Expert Group on Radicalisation (HLCEG-R).
On 8 November in Brussels, the Agency gave a presentation on human rights indicators on the right to political participation at a thematic meeting on participation of people with disabilities in political parties.