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Urgent need to address intersex human rights violations, says European Parliament

On 14 February 2019, the European Parliament adopted its first-ever resolution dedicated to intersex human rights. “Intersex people are exposed to multiple instances of violence and discrimination in the European Union and these human rights violations remain widely unknown to … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on February 14th, 2019
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European Parliament alerts to backlash against gender equality & LGBTI rights

On 12 February, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the backlash in women’s rights and gender equality in the EU. The resolution addresses the current “visible and organised effort at the global and at the European level against gender … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on February 13th, 2019
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Singapore must protect the rights of LGBTI people, says European Parliament

On 13 February 2019, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Singapore. With this Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, the EU will work to support the democratic and economic development of … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on February 13th, 2019
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Lift the ban on LGBTI events: MEPs write to Ankara governor

In November 2017, the Governor of Ankara imposed a ban on all LGBTI-related events. Members of the LGBTI Intergroup and the EP-Turkey Forum write to the newly appointed governor in October 2018 to remind him that it is time to revoke … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on February 6th, 2019
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Open letter to Tunisian government: stop torture & arrests of homosexual men

In November 2018, the human rights NGO Human Rights Watch published multiple accounts of men who were arrested, prosecuted and detained for homosexuality. Several men report being subjected to forced anal examinations, having their phones and social media searched. One … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 18th, 2019
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LGBTI rights still at risk in the EU, says EP report on fundamental rights

On 16 January, the European Parliament adopted its yearly report on Fundamental Rights in the EU, assessing the implementation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017 according to the Charter of Fundamental Rights standards. It contains strong language on … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 17th, 2019
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New detentions of LGBTI people in Chechnya: Russia needs to take action

A new wave of arrests, persecution and torture against (perceived) LGBTI people in Chechnya has started in Chechnya since December 2018. 40 people, both men and women, have been detained – and at least two were killed, according the Russian LGBT … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 15th, 2019
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MEPs write to Polish Minister of Education about Rainbow Friday

On 26 October 2018, Rainbow Friday, a day dedicated to raising awareness about LGBTI rights in schools in Poland, took place for the 3rd consecutive year. Schools who were organising events on this day across the country were subjectf the … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on November 13th, 2018
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MEPs and NGOs join open mic on anniversary of the Horizontal Directive

On 5 September 2018, MEPs, NGOs and citizens joined together for an open mic in ‘celebration’ of the 10th year Anniversary of the Horizotal Directive. Organised jointly by the LGBTI Intergroup, the ARDI Intergroup, the Youth Intergroup and the Children … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on September 6th, 2018
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MEP gets HIV test, calls for focus on key populations, including MSM and trans people

This morning, Co-President of the LGBTI Intergroup Daniele Viotti MEP got an HIV test in the framework of the European HIV/hepatitis testing week. The week has officially been endorsed by the European Commission and the European Parliament intergroup on LGBTI … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on November 22nd, 2017