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.
12 May 2021 17:09:00
Towards the full recognition of LGBTI rights across Europe - Strategic policy measures to implement the 2010 CoE Recommendation on SOGIStrasbourg 6 May 2021
On 5 May 2021, under the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe...
12 May 2021 12:48:00Online 12 May 2021
The 2021 IDAHOT+ Forum will be organised on 18 May. The Forum is the major annual event organised...
29 Apr 2021 17:39:00Strasbourg 29 April 2021
On 29 April 2021, the Sexual Orientation and Gender identity Unit (SOGI) of the Council of Europe...
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.