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 and transgender (LGBT) persons.
Strasbourg 3 June, 2019
Seven years after the first survey was launched in 2012, the FRA launched in May 2019 the second...
Lisbon, Portugal 28-29 May 2019
On 28 May 2019, the Portuguese State Secretary of Equality and Citizenship will hold, in...
Strasbourg, France 17 May 2019
17 May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB),...
Lieu d’Europe, Strasbourg 3 April 2019
The recently published Council of Europe/UNESCO report “Safe at School: Education sector...
Venice, Italy 21-22 March 2019
The SOGI Unit is organising a one and a half day roundtable on policies to address school...
The CDDH has launched the review process of the implementation of the CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. In 2018, following the decision of the CDDH, the SOGI Unit, in coordination with the European Governmental LGBTI Focal Point Network and in consultation with civil society, has drafted a questionnaire on existing measures and examples of good practices related to the implementation of the Recommendation. (more...)
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.