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Equality is a core component of fundamental rights protection. Gender inequalities, nevertheless, persist in today's society and are often compounded by other forms of discrimination, preventing women from enjoying their full rights.

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 3: Rights Awareness

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 3: Rights Awareness
Report / Paper / Summary
May
2010
EU-MIDIS "Data in Focus" report 3 focuses on respondents' knowledge about their rights in the field of non-discrimination, including knowledge about Equality Bodies in Member States. This Data In Focus report on 'Rights Awareness and equality bodies' relates to Article 21, on 'non-discrimination', as enrshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

European Union minorities and discrimination survey

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Findings available
EU-MIDIS provided the first primary survey data collected from selected ethnic minority and immigrant persons resident in the EU Member States. This survey data will support policy-makers and other key stakeholders in developing evidence-based and targeted policies that address discriminatory, racist practices, and improve support structures for victims of discrimination and racist crime.
Contextualising the Roma debate in the European Union
01/09/2010

Currently, there is much debate about the position of the Roma, both living in their country of origin or in another EU Member State. The Fundamental Rights Agency is mandated to provide evidence-based advice to decision-makers in the EU. The Agency's evidence aims at informing EU and national policy-makers and contextualising debates on fundamental rights in the European Union.

Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in the EU Member States

Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in the EU Member States
Report / Paper / Summary
June
2011
The European Union (EU) is founded on the values of equality and non-discrimination, and through its policies works to combat discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) twins its research findings in the field with the relevant EU standards in a short and easy-to-read publication designed to equip those who shape policy with the information they need to develop a coherent and systematic approach to the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) rights.

Surveying LGBT people and authorities

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Findings available
This project encompasses two related surveys: A survey on discrimination against and victimisation of LGBT people. This survey aims to generate comparable data about the actual experiences of LGBT people living in the EU today This will be complemented by the views of public official and professionals in 19 Member States.

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 5: Multiple discrimination

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 5: Multiple discrimination
Report / Paper / Summary
February
2011
The Fundamental Rights Agency publishes its first report on multiple discrimination: EU-MIDIS Data in Focus 5: ‘Multiple Discrimination' which focuses on perceptions of multiple discrimination experiences by respondents of ethnic or immigrant origin, compared with the general population.

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 2: Muslims

EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report 2: Muslims
Report / Paper / Summary
May
2009
This report focuses on respondents who identified themselves as Muslims, and is the second in a series of EU-MIDIS ‘Data in Focus' reports exploring different results from the survey. Up to nine ‘Data in Focus' reports are planned. Given the shortage of extensive, objective and comparable data on Muslims in the European Union, EU-MIDIS provides, for the first time, comparable data on how Muslims across the EU experience discrimination and victimisation.