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Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg

Parliament demands inclusion LGBTI people in gender mainstreaming activities

In a key report voted yesterday on Gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament, the European Parliament made a strong call to include “the rights, perspectives and well-being of LGBTIQ people” in all gender mainstreaming* activities. An attempt … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 9th, 2016
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Despite opposition, European Parliament votes for LGBTI rights in EU Gender equality strategy

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include LGBTI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy. The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out at the end of this year. The report voted … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 10th, 2015
Antonyia PARVANOVA MEP

Plenary summary: Parliament urges Commission and Member States to combat violence against women

On Tuesday, the European Parliament adopted the Parvanova report, which calls on the Commission to present a strategy on combating violence against women. The report states that such a strategy should devote particular attention to, amongst others, LGBT persons. The … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on February 27th, 2014
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Western Balkans: European Parliament completes annual LGBT assessment

This week the European Parliament adopted three new reports on the EU accession process for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and on gender equality in the Western Balkans. The reports complete the Parliament’s annual round-up of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 23rd, 2013
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: UN Committee / Police violence against trans women in Turkey

On International Women’s Day, Intergroup Co-Presidents Ulrike Lunacek and Michael Cashman recall that violence remains a dire reality for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in Europe and in the world.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 8th, 2013
Sophie IN 'T VELD MEP

The European Parliament wants all-around equality for LGBT people

The European Parliament has just adopted its annual report on equality between women and men in the European Union. The text looks at recent advances in gender equality, and includes several recommendations for LGBT rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 13th, 2012
International Women's Day

Stop the violence against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women!

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2012, two co-presidents of the LGBT Intergroup recall that violence often targets women because they are lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. They also welcome the release of a Council of Europe study on discrimination … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 8th, 2012
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European Parliament disapproves of new Hungarian constitution

Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the revised Hungarian constitution. Recalling Hungary’s obligations under international human rights law, the Parliament noted that the new Basic Law of Hungary fails to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 5th, 2011
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Hungary’s draft constitution: A worrying signal for the EU Presidency

Hungary’s new constitution could restrict the national definition of family to fertile, heterosexual couples; deny protection from discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity; and prevent access to abortion, it emerged yesterday. Hungary currently holds the Presidency of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 10th, 2011
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European Parliament: Situation of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women deserves specific attention

In its just-adopted 2010 report on equality between women and men in the European Union, the European Parliament said the situation of lesbian and bisexual women, as well as that of transgender people, deserves specific attention.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on March 8th, 2011