The Council of Europe standards and mechanisms seek to promote and ensure respect for the human rights of every individual. These include equal rights and dignity of all human beings, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
17 Nov 2020 15:24:00
International Conference on "Intersectionality and LGBTI Policies in Europe: Lived Realities of Lesbian* Women and the Recognition of Rainbow Families"Online 18-19 November 2020
Within the framework of the German Presidencies of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of...
13 Nov 2020 14:33:00online 20 November 2020 from 2.30pm to 4:30pm (CET)
The Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit, in cooperation with the...
03 Nov 2020 11:55:00
Celebrating 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights and its impact on advancing the rights of LGBTI persons4 November 2020
Seventy years ago today, on 4 November 1950, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was...
All children have the right to safe and quality education, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics. In the last decade, national education sectors in most Council of Europe member States started or continued responding to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics (SOGIESC-based violence). This report provides an overview of this violence in European schools, explores how member States seek to prevent or address it, and makes recommendations to national education sectors to better do so.