Many people across the EU risk being left behind, as growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved to date, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019.
On 25 and 26 April, the agency attended a European conference on LGBTIQ+ seniors, organised by the Rainbow Cities Network, the cities of Amsterdam, Munich and Ghent, together with Pink50+ and Ihlia LGBTI Heritage.
Across the EU, many Member States are improving their equality data to help policymakers combat discrimination and challenge prejudices. To inspire others, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has just published an online compendium of nearly 40 practices from 15 countries on the collection and use of equality data.
Throughout 2019, the agency will continue to work steadfastly for everyone to promote and protect human rights, in a year that marks 10 years of the European Union’s very own bill of rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
As part of events surrounding Vienna Pride, the Agency took part in a panel discussion on equal participation in public and political life, and how the international community works together to promote LGBTI issues.
Nearly 60% of Europeans consider being old a disadvantage when looking for work. Societies often view older people as burdens. Too often we overlook the basic human rights of our older people. This year, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in its 2018 Fundamental Rights Report explores how a rights-based approach towards respect for older people is starting to happen.
Step-by-step advances are being made towards improving the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in Europe. This year’s International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, on 17 May, underlines the need to strengthen alliances to continue to build on this progress to help combat intolerance, hate and discrimination towards LGBTI people.