Homophobic and transphobic hate speech and violence: SOGI Unit holds event under the French Presidency

26 September 2019 Paris, France

On September 26, the SOGI Unit hosted an event on homophobic and transphobic hate speech and violence. The workshop was organised in cooperation with the European Governmental LGBTI Focal Points Network and the High-level conference for ECRI’s 25th anniversary. Director-General Snežana Marković...

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Integration of LGBTI persons in the Western Balkans: what steps to take?

23 September 2019 Brussels, Belgium

On 23 September, the World Bank co-organised with the European Commission a workshop on LGBTI Inclusion in the Western Balkans. The event, which took place at the European Commission, focused on assessing the current panorama for LGBTI persons in the region and presenting country analyses. During...

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Sarajevo: September starts with the launch of the Police Hate Crime Manual and first Pride

6 September 2019 Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

On 6 September, the Council of Europe launched, in partnership with the Bosnian authorities, the SOGI Unit’s Bosnian version of the manual “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons”. The event took place at the Hotel Europe Sarajevo. The launch encompassed the presentation of Council of Europe...

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Call for Participants – European Training of Trainers on Hate Crime Against LGBTI Persons (locations updated)

16 July 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit of the Council of Europe is calling on interested applicants to apply for the European Training of Trainers on Hate Crime Against LGBTI persons that will be organised in October/November 2019. The training This event is intended to...

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The SOGI Unit relaunches its compendium of legislation and policies

5 July 2019 Strasbourg, France

The compendium of legislation and policies is relaunched today in the SOGI Unit website, in an effort to increase cross-knowledge of SOGI issues in different European (and also non-European) Member States. Designed as an open-platform to which submissions can be made, the compendium brings...

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North Macedonia to hold the first ever national conference on LGBTI rights, followed by the first Pride in Skopje

27-29 June, 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia

The SOGI Unit is co-organising a national conference on LGBTI equality legislation, in partnership with the authorities of North Macedonia. The conference, titled “Advancement of the Rights of the LGBTI Community in North Macedonia”, will take place in Skopje on 27th-28th June and will be...

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Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Greece hosts two trainings

21 and 24 June, 2019 Athens and Thessaloniki

On 21 and 24 June 2019, Greece will host two Council of Europe-led trainings on anti-discrimination and hate crime against LGBTI persons. As a result of the joint organisation of the SOGI Unit and the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Unit, two trainings will be delivered to...

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EU Fundamental Rights Agency re-launches EU-wide LGBTI Survey

3 June, 2019 Strasbourg, France

Seven years after the first survey was launched in 2012, the FRA launched in May 2019 the second version of its LGBTI survey. The aim is to collect experiences of discrimination, harassment, hate crime and hate speech, as well as views and challenges of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and, for the...

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Portugal takes a stand on homophobic, transphobic and interphobic hate crime

28-29 May 2019 Lisbon, Portugal

On 28 May 2019, the Portuguese State Secretary of Equality and Citizenship will hold, in collaboration with the SOGI Unit, the launch of the Portuguese manual on “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI Persons”. This launch will be complemented by a training of police officers, prosecutors and judges....

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17 May – A day to assess progress and plan the future

17 May 2019 Strasbourg, France

17 May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), firstly celebrated in 2004. 15 years later, 17 May signifies a continued process towards equality and non-discrimination for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and sex...

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