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 made at the rate they once were. This lack of sustained progress on LGBTI equality issues should set off alarm bells for policymakers and advocates alike.
The 2018 Rainbow Europe Map and Index reveal that fewer countries are moving up the country ranking; many are stagnating, including countries that are traditionally perceived as equality ‘frontrunners’.
The Rainbow Europe Map ranks 49 European countries on their respective legal and policy practices for LGBTI people, from 0-100%.
The Rainbow Europe 2018 individual criteria and the percentage ‘weight’ assigned to them remain exactly the same as the 2017 version, meaning that it is easier than ever before to compare a country’s momentum (or lack thereof!) on LGBTI equality laws.