The World Bank has recently completed data collection in eight countries/territories in Southeast Europe to replicate the Agency’s survey on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (EU-LGBT survey).
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people suffer persecution in many places around the world. On this year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) calls for greater efforts to provide sanctuary to LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
The Agency’s Director gave the opening address at the Intersex International Europe’s 1st Community Event organised by the Organisation Intersex International, Platform Intersex and Vienna’s Antidiscrimination Office (WASt) at the Vienna City Council on 1 April.
Significant numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people have come to Europe fleeing persecution in their home countries but asylum barriers hinder them from receiving the protection they are entitled to. These are some of the findings from the latest summary report of FRA on migration-related fundamental rights concerns in selected EU Member States. It examines some of the difficulties LGBTI asylum seekers face in order to draw attention to gaps in their protection.
Combating discrimination and strengthening the rights of LGBTIQ workers was the focus of a seminar organised by the European Trade Union Confederation and the European Trade union Institute.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex (LGBTI) persons still face everyday discrimination, hatred and violence despite a number of positive developments in recent years, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty told a conference on LGBTIQ equality in Malta today (23 February).
The Council of Europe’s programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) will begin its ‘HELP in the 28’ course ‘Fight against Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia and Transphobia’ on 6 February in Rome.
The World Bank has just launched two surveys into lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) discrimination and exclusion in south-eastern Europe.
The Agency contributed a paper to the UN’s public consultation on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Maltese Presidency of the EU Council invited the Agency to give a presentation to its Working Party on Social Questions on the state of play regarding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation.