FRA Newsletter December 2014

11/12/2014

 

 

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What does it mean to be transgender in the EU today?

The alarming reality of what it is like being transgender in the EU today is revealed in a new report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Violence and discrimination are common. Many hide their identity, are marginalised, and live in isolation or even fear.

“Everyone has the right to be themselves. However, in reality many trans people live in fear as society is often intolerant and ignorant of trans people and their needs,” says FRA Director Morten Kjaerum. “Our research shows that trans people live noticeably better lives where Member States are aware of the problems and have developed policies to protect and support them. The EU and all Member States should follow this lead so all trans people can be themselves in all walks of life.”

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FRA presents its plans for access to justice handbook at Council of Europe expert body meeting
11/12 December
 

Mapping training needs for practitioners and officials on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
17/18 December
 

 

News

♦ Human rights: think globally, act locally

♦ The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: helping to strengthen fundamental rights across Europe

♦ Towards a coordinated strategic approach on missing unaccompanied migrant children

♦ FRA presents new migration reports to European Parliament

♦ FRA exchanges views with European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee

♦ Building a barrier-free Europe for people with disabilities

♦ Making rights real: a guide for local and regional authorities

♦ Fundamental Rights Conference 2014 concludes the EU needs a more holistic approach to migration

♦ Panel discussion on antisemitism and far right politics in the EU

♦ UN Child Rights Convention marks 25 years: much achieved in the EU but more still needed

♦ Experts convene to discuss FRA mass surveillance project

♦ Fundamental rights at the EU’s borders: FRA reports reveal challenges ahead

All news >>

Latest Publications
Being Trans in the EU - Comparative analysis of the EU LGBT survey data

Being Trans in the EU - Comparative analysis of the EU LGBT survey data

December 2014

 

Making rights real - A guide for local and regional authorities

Making rights real - A guide for local and regional authorities

December 2014

 

Fundamental Rights Conference 2014 Fundamental rights and migration to the EU : Conference conclusions

Fundamental Rights Conference 2014 "Fundamental rights and migration to the EU" : Conference conclusions

November 2014

 

Fundamental rights at airports: border checks at five international airports in the European Union

Fundamental rights at airports: border checks at five international airports in the European Union

November 2014

 

Fundamental rights at land borders: findings from selected European Union border crossing points

Fundamental rights at land borders: findings from selected European Union border crossing points

November 2014

 

Media gallery

FRC 2014: Video message by UN Special Rapporteur Francois Crépeau

FRC 2014: Video message by UN High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

All videos >>

Fundamental Rights Conference 2014, Rome

EU Agencies – Getting EU closer to the citizen panel discussion

All photo galleries >>

FRA in the news

Video: Euroopa eksperdid ja Eesti mehed naistevastasest vägivallast

Naine
Estonia 04/12/2014

Entrevista: Derechos de la Infancia

Euranet Plus
Spain 02/12/2014

The EU's charter of fundamental rights - five years on

EU Observer
European Union 01/12/2014

Making violence against women a thing of the past in Europe

Neurope.eu
European Union 30/11/2014

EU's LGBT survey highlights hate-motivated harassment rate in Estonia

News.err.ee
Estonia 24/11/2014

A Roissy, des enfants en danger?

L'Express
France 20/11/2014

"Worrying levels" of violence against women found in Ireland

News talk
Ireland 17/11/2014

Chiedi asilo? Bocciati gli aeroporti Ue. A Fiumicino solo due stanze senza finestre

Il Sole 24 Ore
Italy 12/11/2014

Comissário europeu promete plano para combater redes de tráfico

RTP.pt
Portugal 11/11/2014

Boldrini 'seriously worried' about Mare Nostrum end

Gazzettadelsud.it
Italy 10/11/2014

Flüchtlinge: Sicherheit vor Menschenrechten

Die Presse
Austria 10/11/2014

More news references >>

Speeches

Fundamental Rights and migration to the EU - Welcome address at FRC 2014
Speaker: Morten Kjaerum, FRA Director

Fundamental Rights and migration to the EU - Closing address at FRC 2014
Speaker: Maija Sakslin, Chairperson of the FRA Management Board

More speeches >>

Seasons Greetings

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