6 steps to effective LGBT advocacy, 2010

This advocacy manual has been written by ILGA-Europe to provide a logical structure and a set of methods, tools and skills which advocates can use in planning and implementing their advocacy work.

It is primarily concerned with how and where LGBT human rights advocates in the domestic setting can employ international and regional human rights instruments to frame their arguments and achieve their advocacy objectives.

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Blog

For good and bad: The trending impacts on LGBTI human rights in Europe and Central Asia

The most striking finding of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review 2023 is a stark rise in the ferocity of anti-LGBTI hate and violence reported in Europe and Central Asia. But alongside this worrying trend, there are positive developments in areas such as legal gender recognition, public support, intersex human rights and civil society. Here are the key highlights.
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How we’re supporting LGBTI activists and organisations one year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, Vladimir Putin ordered the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, leading to the largest armed conflict in Europe since the Second World War. […]
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Press Release

Deadliest Rise in Anti-LGBTI Violence in Over a Decade, our annual Report Shows

12 years into annually reporting on the human rights situation of LGBTI people, Europe’s leading LGBTI equality organisation finds that pervasive hate speech across the region has led to life or death consequences.
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Report

Annual Review 2023

ILGA-EUROPE’S ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS AND INTERSEX PEOPLE COVERING EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA BETWEEN […]
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Report

Intersections: The LGBTI II Survey Analysis project

Disaggregated data, which can look deeply into the lived experiences of marginalised people, is a key demand of LGBTI and other human rights groups. With […]
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Report

Our submission to the EC 2023 Rule of Law report

The submission covers developments in eight EU Member States as regards rule of law developments in the countries which have had an impact on the […]
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Video

Watch: LGBTI rights in Europe & Central Asia in 2022

Watch the video! In 2022, with the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world changed forever. Watch our seven-minute video to see how it all […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: The World Cup Rainbow Divide

The big story at the beginning of the World Cup 2022 centred on FIFA banning all players on European teams from wearing the ‘One Love’ […]
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Report

Intersections: The LGBTI II Survey – Youth Analysis

Disaggregated data, which can look deeply into the lived experiences of marginalised people, is a key demand of LGBTI and other human rights groups. With […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: LGBTI Equality and Accession to The EU

In this two-part episode of The Frontline podcast, presented by Belinda Dear, we’re looking at the new wave of accession to the European Union and […]
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Report

Intersections: The LGBTI II Survey – Lesbians Analysis

Disaggregated data, which can look deeply into the lived experiences of marginalised people, is a key demand of LGBTI and other human rights groups. With […]
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Report

Briefing Note: Securing access to border crossings for vulnerable LGBTI people in the context of the war in Ukraine

LGBTI people in the context of the war in Ukraine, like everyone, have many reasons to stay in Ukraine or to leave the country. Like […]
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Report

Integrating LGBTI inclusive Gender Based Violence risk prevention, reduction and mitigation in the context of war in Ukraine

The ongoing war in Ukraine has resulted in the need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing […]
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Report

Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2022

The 2022 Rainbow Europe Map finds that over the past 12 months a new dynamic has appeared to fill in the gaps that exist around LGBTI rights and push standards, giving governments ground to build upon as democracy in Europe faces exceptional challenges.
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Podcast

The Frontline: Working Alongside Businesses to Shift Attitudes

We’re looking at this through the lens of one very successful partnership and campaign, between Mermaids, a UK organisation helping trans, nonbinary and gender diverse […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: How Businesses Can Support LGBTI Equality

In this, the second episode of our new mini-series exploring the opportunities and challenges that come with businesses supporting LGBTI equality, we’re taking a closer look […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: Making the Business Case for LGBTI Equality

Over the past few years, more and more companies have been engaging with LGBTI rights and equality, from putting inclusive employment policies in place, to […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: The Private Sector and LGBTI Equality – Mini-series Introduction

With the war in Ukraine and the Russian threat to democracy it has intensified, now more than ever we need to be working together across […]
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Report

Treasurer’s report 2021

It goes without saying, that even without the perturbations of COVID-19, both financial and organisational, the year was a period of complex work to secure […]
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Report

Briefing Note: Ukraine war: Temporary protection and LGBTI people in EU member states

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Briefing Document: Ukraine war – Medications needed by trans and intersex people

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has resulted in need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing the […]
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News

Contacts if you are an LGBTI person fleeing Ukraine

If you are LGBTI who fled the war and need help, this is who you can contact Belgium: Rainbow House Brussels: http://rainbowhouse.be/en/about-us/ Czechia: Email hotline: help@praguepride.com Czech […]
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Report

Five easy things humanitarian aid actors should do to ensure LGBTI refugees of war are not left behind

The ongoing war in Ukraine has resulted in the need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing […]
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Report

Briefing Document: Ukraine war – LGBTI People in the context of armed conflict and mass displacement

The ongoing war in Ukraine has resulted in need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing the […]
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Press Release

Behind the smokescreen of anti-LGBTI rhetoric in Europe, there’s a groundswell of allied determination to tackle hatred, report finds

A report from the leading LGBTI organisation in Europe finds that amid a rise in official anti-LGBTI rhetoric fuelling a wave of hate crime in every country in Europe, there is a growing institutional resolve to tackle hatred and exclusion.
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ILGA-Europe’s submission to Progress Reports of the European Commission 2021

LGBTI Enlargement Review 2021 Even with the rise of Euroscepticism in the Western Balkans and Turkey, the EU accession process continues to be a driving […]
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ILGA-Europe’s submissions to Progress Reports of the European Commission

ILGA-Europe has in partnership with national organisations provided the European Commission with detailed documentation on human rights violations against LGBTI people in all candidate and […]
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Report

Annual Review 2022

ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred in Europe and Central Asia between January-December 2021.  […]
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Blog

The EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy: What’s Happening One Year On?

Just over a year ago, the European Commission adopted the first ever EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy, committing to be at the forefront of efforts to better protect LGBTIQ people’s rights. But how far has the Commission gone in its implementation so far? We looked closely, and here are our five conclusions.
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Report

Our submission to the EC 2022 Rule of Law Report

Expert contributions were provided by organisations PROUD (Czech Republic), LGBT komiteen (Denmark), Inter-LGBT (France), Háttér Társaság (Hungary), KPH & Atlas of Hate (Poland), ACCEPT (Romania), […]
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