Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2013

Lately, we heard a lot about marriage equality debate in France and the large public demonstrations by the opponents, or the regressive developments in Russia and Ukraine with the introduction of bans on ‘homosexual propaganda’ and further repression against the LGBTI movement.

Is marriage equality the only criteria we should use to measure equality of LGBTI people in a society? Which European country is a champion of LGBTI equality and which countries are in the ‘red zone’? What are the main European trends: both in terms of achievements and shortcomings? Are the European institutions doing enough? Is Europe moving forward or taking steps back?

The Rainbow Europe package will provide the answers to all the above mentioned questions. It will give an overall picture of the current state of play of the human rights of LGBTI people in Europe.

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Children born intersex are at risk in most European countries. Here’s why

ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map of the legal situation for LGBTI people in Europe has a brand-new category: Intersex Bodily Integrity. It’s an essential expansion, because in across Europe and Central Asia, intersex people, and especially children, are still at risk.
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Rainbow Europe Map shows countries pushing forward with LGBTI rights as democracy is confronted

Our brand new Rainbow Map shows steps forward in LGBTI rights in several countries, spelling out that equality is at the core of democracy in Europe. But while some are pushing forward, others continue to instrumentalise LGBTI discrimination to erode freedom.
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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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Where are my rights? These essential maps chart the recognition of LGBTI people across the globe

Every year, ILGA-Europe publishes our Rainbow Map, charting LGBTI rights in 49 European countries. But we’re not the only benchmarking map on the scene. From sexual orientation laws in the world to inclusive churches in Europe, these charts depict the state of LGBTI rights and more across the world.
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The Frontline: Mapping LGBTI Rights in Europe

Every year, Rainbow Europe ranks all 49 European countries based on the laws and policies in each to ensure equal rights and protection for LGBTI […]
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No news is not always good news: the deadlock on LGBTI rights in Europe

Published on May 17, ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Europe Map & Index 2021 reveals a disturbing stand-still on LGBTI human rights across Europe. But what are the reasons for this deadlock, small advancements and worrying regressions, and navigate more maps on LGBTI rights in the region.
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Press Release

Time for a reboot on LGBTI rights in Europe as Rainbow Map reveals a disturbing stand-still

As the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people, we are at a juncture when governments can actively […]
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Report

Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2021

The 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people. Among the key findings from this year’s Rainbow […]
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Press Release

ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map Points To Make-or-Break Moment for LGBTI Rights in Europe

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the annual ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows we have come to a pivotal moment for LGBTI people’s human rights in the region.
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2020

ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map and Index 2020 reveals that once-leading countries in Europe are falling behind in their commitments to equality for LGBTI people. Key findings […]
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Press Release

10th Rainbow Europe: Confirmed stagnation and regression on LGBTI equality calls for immediate action

Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2019

ILGA-Europe’s annual benchmarking tool, which ranks 49 countries in Europe on their LGBTI equality laws and policies, reveals not only a standstill but a visible […]
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Press Release

Rainbow Europe 2018 is a wake-up call for anyone who cares about LGBTI equality

The 2018 Rainbow Europe package, launched by ILGA-Europe today, provides real evidence that progress on LGBTI equality law and policy is slowing down in Europe. […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2018

ILGA-Europe’s annual benchmarking tool, which ranks 49 countries in Europe on their LGBTI equality laws and policies, reveals a region where advances are not being […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2017

Legal gender recognition in France and Norway. Civil unions in Italy. A ban on conversion therapy in Malta. These are just some of the major […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2016

The latest Rainbow Europe Map, which reflects legal and policy developments, confirms that a few countries are still setting new standards for LGBTI equality and […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2015

Launched in Montenegro, at the 2015 European IDAHOT Forum celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May), the 2015 Rainbow Europe package highlights […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2014

Where legal protection of the human rights of LGBTI people is concerned, there is gradual progress in many European countries. However, Europe as a whole […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2012

ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map 2012 reflects the national legal human rights situation of LGBTI people in a simple format. The Rainbow Map ranks all European countries […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2011

On 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is being marked. Every year on this day ILGA-Europe looks at progress made by European […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2010

The map reflects European countries’ legislation which protects the human rights of and ensures equality for LGB people as well as laws and practices which […]
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Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2009

Prior to OutGames and its International Human Rights Conference in Copenhagen in the end of this month where ILGA-Europe take part, we published a map […]
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