On 6 April, a referendum will be held in The Netherlands on the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement. A No vote has the potential to negatively affect the lives of LGBTI people in Ukraine.
ILGA-Europe call on city authorities and law enforcement officials in Lviv to offer their full and unconditional support to the Equality Festival.
On 17 and 18 February, ILGA-Europe organised a study visit for 4 LGBTI activists from Ukraine.
Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s Labour Code.
On Thursday (5 November 2015), only 117 members of the 450-seat parliament supported a proposal to amend the labour code.
ILGA-Europe are disappointed to learn that the Equality March scheduled to take place this Saturday has been banned following court proceedings.
In January, the Ukrainian Parliament withdrew the draft of so-called “homosexuality anti-propaganda” law from its agenda.
This year’s Kyiv Pride, scheduled for 5 July, was cancelled after the Ukrainian police claimed they would not be able to protect the participants because of expected counter protests.
Ukraine will now need to implement its commitments
The EU Member States decided to speed-up various association measures in support of democratisation processes.