LGBTI asylum seekers are often at risk of additional danger because of their SOGIESC during their journey and upon arrival in the country where they seek asylum, which can take the form of harassment, exclusion, sexual violence, or other forms of violence.
This section contains a broad selection of ILGA-Europe's policy papers.
In ILGA-Europe’s view, LGBTI organisations have a key role to play in fighting against stigma affecting LGBTI sex workers, both within and outside the LGBTI community.
ILGA-Europe aim to achieve equality for intersex people and ensure they are protected against human rights violations, discrimination and violence based on sex characteristics.
With this briefing, ILGA Europe sets out how to ensure that the proposed EU directives and regulations will protect the rights of LGBTI asylum seekers, and respect their specific needs in terms of reception conditions, procedures and protection status.
This paper was composed by ILGA-Europe, on behalf of Sarajevo Open Centre, to inform decision-makers in both the EU and its accession countries in the Western Balkans about advocacy priorities regarding LGBTI issues in the region in the coming years.
Seeking refuge without harassment, detention or return to a “safe country”
ILGA-Europe’s key demands for ensuring the enjoyment of the right to health and access to health without discrimination.
Adopted in October 2006. Revised in 2014.
Recommendations for the integration of a gender perspective into the work of the European Asylum Support Office, June 2011
Less bureaucracy for citizens: Promoting free movement of public documents and recognition of the effects of civil documents. April 2011
Concrete proposals towards the Action Programme
Published in December 2010
July - December 2010
Prepared in full consultation with, and active contribution of TGEU.
Published on the 8th of September 2009
Published in July 2009
Published in February 2009
Published 15 January 2009
Published in December 2008
Published in October 2007
Published in June 2007
Memorandum to the German Presidency of the European Union (December 2006)
ILGA-Europe’s key demands to advance the recognition of diverse families