On 10 October, FRA took part in the Conference on Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives to Social and Economic Problems of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Individuals which took place in Istanbul, Turkey.
FRA was invited to present the EU LGBT survey findings at the expert group meeting on measuring the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in New York on 16-17 September.
This year’s International Youth Day is a good time to remind us of the suffering many young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people face daily. FRA research has revealed high levels of discrimination and violence towards young LGBTI people, underlining the need for targeted responses to put a halt to the fear and isolation many endure.
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has developed a new training module on ‘Gender, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation’ for EU and international protection case officers and policy/decision makers.
FRA participated at the ESRA conference from 13th to 17th July in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference gathered survey researchers from Europe and beyond to present and discuss recent developments related to the methodological aspects of survey research.
Record numbers of migrants died as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 2014. Member States should therefore consider offering more legal possibilities for people in need of international protection to enter the EU, as viable alternatives to risky irregular entry. This is one of the conclusions from this year’s Annual report which looks at developments across the EU in many areas over 2014.
Often the fundamental rights of intersex people are not respected as they remain largely unrecognised in European societies. The mainstream approach, which recognises people as either male or female, impacts on law and policy, finds the latest research from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).