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UPCOMING WEBINAR: How to advance the Human Rights of Intersex Persons? Lessons learned from Finland

30 June 2020 (10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) Online

On June 30th, As part of the Pride-week celebrations, the Council of Europe SOGI Unit will host a webinar in co-operation with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the Council of Europe on the subject of advancing the human rights of intersex persons. We are honoured to have Dunja Mijatović,...

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Report by ILGA-Europe: COVID-19 impacts on LGBTI communities in Europe and Central Asia: A rapid assessment report

On June 19th, ILGA Europe published a report entitled “COVID-19 impacts on LGBTI communities in Europe and Central Asia: A rapid assessment report” to provide specific references to the impacts of COVID-19 on LGBTI people, organisations and communities, based on inputs from a survey of...

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European Governmental LGBTI Focal Points Network: COVID-19 and LGBTI persons

On May 20th and June 4th, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit (SOGI) hosted the 24th Roundtable of the European Governmental LGBTI Focal Points Network (EFPN). The meeting was hosted online and addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTI persons in Europe. Several...

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The impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI refugees in Europe: full event available online

On April 29, the Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit moderated the panel "A European Perspective on COVID-19 and Queer Asylum". The event put into conversation policy makers, academics and civil society representatives to discuss the main challenges faced by LGBTI...

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Webinar on Human Rights of LGBTI persons in Poland – Join Us!

10 June 2020 at 10:00-12:00

The Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit will hold a public webinar on “Human rights of LGBTI persons in Poland” on 10 June 2020 at 10:00-12:00. The discussion will include legal and policy frameworks and the contribution of local level policy making to tackle...

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International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT 2020)

17 May 2020

The 17th of May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. As remarked by the Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in her statement ahead of IDAHOT, this year addressing homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and interphobia in the 47 Member States...

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New Policy Brief - LGBTI Inclusion and Equality Initiatives for the Intercultural City

Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), we are pleased to present the new policy brief “LGBTI Inclusion and Equality Initiatives for the Intercultural City”, prepared in cooperation with the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities programme (ICC). With...

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COVID-19 and LGBTI refugees: a European Perspective

29 April 2020

On April 29 (10-11.15am), the Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit was moderating the panel "A European Perspective on COVID-19 and Queer Asylum". The discussion was part of a broader virtual symposium intended to provide a platform for discussing on the concrete...

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Challenges to human rights have increased in Europe

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, has just published her annual activity report covering 2019. The report provides an overall picture of the main problems, challenges and opportunities that European countries are facing in the field of human rights. The...

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SOGI call for tenders: Experts in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Expression and Sex Characteristics

Applications closed

The SOGI Unit was looking for providers with expertise in the areas of Communication/Social Media Management and/or SOGIESC* legislative and policy review, institutional capacity development and raising awareness areas. Applications closed

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