Today, Transgender Europe (TGEU) calls attention to the fact that 34 countries in Europe still do not allow trans people to change their legal name and gender without having to undergo humiliating and abusive procedures. With the release of a new video on legal gender recognition, TGEU demands action to reform gender recognition laws in Europe.
The Council of Europe calls on member states to step up gender equality efforts.
In its annual review of its Gender Equality Strategy, the Council of Europe takes stock of the progress made by members states to promote women’s rights and gender equality.
An interview with Anne Gaspard, Executive Director of Equinet, with www.diskriminacija.ba (Bosnia and Herzegovina – BiH), highlights that while EU Member States have made significant progress in the fight against discrimination, there are still problems and prejudices which vulnerable groups face. The interview outlines the lessons which authorities and organizations in BiH can learn from European colleagues in the field of combating discrimination and ensuring equal treatment of all groups in society.
Equinet’s Irish member, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission), today, published its policy statement on access to civil marriage. Welcoming the proposed referendum, the Commission believes that the opening out of civil marriage to two persons, without distinction as to their sex, is a matter of equality and human rights. The Commission stated that to promote access to civil marriage and to enhance full protection of family life for all couples, without distinction as to their sex, the referendum is an important step.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new legal guidance on freedom of expression in the UK.
Roma MATRIX is a project that aims to combat racism, intolerance and xenophobia towards Roma and to increase integration, though a programme of action across Europe. It is one of the largest Roma inclusion projects in the European Union.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a report prepared by the UNECE Task Force on Indicators of Gender Equality which presents a set of 115 gender equality indicators.