Combating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity

Themes

III. Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly

13. Member states should take appropriate measures to ensure, in accordance with Article 10 of the Convention, that the right to freedom of expression can be effectively enjoyed, without discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, including with respect to the freedom to receive and impart information on subjects dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity. 14. Member states should take appropriate measures at national, regional and local levels to ensure that the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, as enshrined in Article 11 of the Convention, can be effectively enjoyed, without discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.

15. Member states should ensure that law enforcement authorities take appropriate measures to protect participants in peaceful demonstrations in favour of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons from any attempts to unlawfully disrupt or inhibit the effective enjoyment of their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

16. Member states should take appropriate measures to prevent restrictions on the effective enjoyment of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly resulting from the abuse of legal or administrative provisions, for example on grounds of public health, public morality and public order.

17. Public authorities at all levels should be encouraged to publicly condemn, notably in the media, any unlawful interferences with the right of individuals and groups of individuals to exercise their freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, notably when related to the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.

Activities conducted within the framework of the LGBT Project

Latvia

Public political discussion

Initiating discussions on the well-knowninternet platform Public Policy Portal www.politika.lv. Promoting effective discussion between civil society and high level officials

Latvia

Exhibition "LGBT in Latvia"

Traveling exhibition that explains the situation of LGBT persons in Latvia

Latvia

Proud Riga

Positioning Riga as an LGBT-friendly destination

Montenegro

Positioning Montenegro as an LGBT-friendly destination

Make an analysis of the Montenegrin situation and propose recommendations for the government and the tourism authorities

Poland

Simple Equation on Parada Równosci 2013

Activities within the framework of the Warsaw Pride Parade; an action for straight allies for the LGBT-movement

Poland

The First International Conference on Freedom of Assembly

To develop a platform for awareness-raising and discussion on legal issues concerning the LGBT community.

Albania

Grassroots reporting

Increase the capacity of human rights activists, local reporters, young students, and representatives of local governance in the field of grassroots reporting as a mode of empowerment in the field of human rights

Italy

Training on LGBT Issues – Media and Communication

Training to 10/12 schools of Journalism in cooperation with the National Federation of the Italian Press. 4 National training seminars for professionals foreseen in Milano, Roma, Napoli, Palermo