Call for Host Organisation: Activist Academy 2018

Event title: Activist Academy: A Young World Time, place: July 2018 (5 working days, excluding travel) Participants: 24 (excluding the organising team) Funding requirements: €9,000 – €10,000 (co-funding) Deadline for applications: 23:59 CET, 31 January 2018 Host Application Form     Introduction IGLYO is looking for a host organisation to help fund and organise the second edition […]

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IGLYO Online Learning, together!

Webinar on Facilitation Skills Saturday, 08 December, at 4 pm CET Have you ever had to facilitate or lead a meeting or a panel session but lacked a technique on how to do it? Have you had to go to a school and make a presentation without being trained as a teacher? Have you wondered […]

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Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Communications Officer (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 29 September 2017 at 20:00 CET IGLYO is excited to be recruiting a full-time Communications Officer to join the Secretariat in Brussels. The ideal candidate will have experience in film production and editing, digital storytelling, graphic design, website development and online communication. With excellent written English and an ability to communicate […]

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Intersex Youth Network Meeting: Call for Participants

    Event  Intersex Youth Network Meeting Dates  Sat 7/10 & Sun 8/10 (Arrivals Fri 6/10 & Departures Sun 8/10 or Mon 9/10) Location  Brussels, Belgium Participants   10 Application Deadline          Mon 4 Sep 13:00 CET       Following the extremely successful study session “I” Have Rights in 2016, IGLYO and […]

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A Pride in Istanbul!

Hakan is an activist in KAOS GL and started as a volunteer in 2013 before he became the organisation’s  Fundraiser and Project Coordinator. Hakan is also a board member of IGLYO. He attended the banned pride march in Istanbul on the  25th of june 2017. Below he shared his personal experiences: When I got out […]

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Study session: LGBTQI Rights through E-Learning – Call for Participants

IGLYO is happy to invite you to participate in the study session: ”LGBTQI Rights through E-Learning” The study session will be held at the European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary, from 14 May to 20 May 2017  (inclusive of travel days), in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Platform. The study session is supported by the Council […]

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Opportunity to Attend OUTShine 2017

Are you 18 or 19 years old and involved in LGBTQI activism in Europe? IGLYO has teamed up with Egale to offer two young people the opportunity to attend their three day youth event in Windsor, Canada from 28 – 30 April. Egale will cover the travel and catering costs and IGLYO will cover the accommodation […]

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Job Vacancy: Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 28th February 2017 at 20:00 CET     IGLYO is excited to be recruiting a full time Communications Assistant to join the Secretariat in Brussels. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in digital storytelling, basic film production and editing, website development and online communication. With excellent […]

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STUDY SESSION ON E-LEARNING FOR YOUNG LGBTQI ACTIVISTS: Call for prep team members

CALL FOR PREPARATORY TEAM MEMBERS STUDY SESSION ON E-LEARNING FOR YOUNG LGBTQI ACTIVISTS “LGBTQI RIGHTS THROUGH E-LEARNING” Study session “LGBTQI Rights through E-learning” Location: Budapest, Hungary Preparatory meetings:  17-19 Feb 2017, Budapest, Hungary The event: 14-19 May 2017, Budapest, Hungary Deadline for applications: 12 January 2017 IGLYO is proud to announce a call for two […]

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Webinar on HIV/sexual health: European Testing Week

Is your organisation interested in working around HIV and sexual health within the LGBTQI community? Would you like to know more about what is going on in Europe around World AIDS Day and the European HIV/Hep Testing Week? Get some ideas about how to get involved? If you would like to discuss and find out […]

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OII Europe launches intervisibility.eu

Intervisibility.eu The place for stories of intersex people across Europe. OII Europe launches European website with information on intersex in 23 languages on the 8th of November 2016. Today partner organisation,  OII Europe, is proud to announce the launch of its intervisibility.eu website. That milestone project will for the first time make information about intersex […]

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We Are Here: A Message for Intersex Youth

MEDIA RELEASE: 10:00 CET, WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2016 Intersex young people speak out about their experiences, to raise visibility and reach out to others through IGLYO’s new film, ‘We Are Here’ in partnership with OII Europe and interACT Youth on Intersex Awareness Day. We Are Here is a short, but powerful film, highlighting the experiences of five young intersex individuals. The film aims to reach out […]

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Together We Are IGLYO

Watch our short film, highlighting some of the individuals and events of 2016.

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Day 2 and 3: Conference on Ethnic Identities: Bring Everyone In

Day 2 and 3 Report During Days 2 and 3 of the Conference on Ethnic Identities: Bring Everyone In, organized by IGLYO and partner organization COC Netherlands and funded by the European Youth Foundation, we continued to explore important topics and intersections. At the same time, our group stormed and normed, clashed and collaborated and […]

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Bring Everyone In: Conference on Ethnic Identities, Day 1 Report

Over twenty five LGBTQI young people have gather for the Conference on Ethnic Identities: “Bring Everyone In”, organised by IGLYO and COC Netherlands in Amsterdam, and funded by the European Youth Foundation. Day one of the conference started us listening to touching stories of going through hardships to reach the light at the end of the […]

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IGLYO stands in solidarity with Uganda Pride and Ugandan LGBTQI persons and condemns the human rights violations by authorities on August 4th

On the 4th of August the Ugandan police force stormed and raided a private party at Club Venom hosting the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda pageant during Uganda Pride week in the capital Kampala. Accounts from the scene reported excessive and brutal acts of violence from police. Eyewitnesses also reported sexual assaults by police officers, especially targeting […]

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Jourová shows the European Commission’s support of LGBTI rights at EuroPride 2016

  As part of the European Commission’s new LGBTI campaign, Commissioner Jourová attended EuroPride 2016 on their campaign boat- ‘We Share The Same Dreams’. IGLYO Co-Chair, Kyveli-George Papadimitriou, commented that, ‘This public commitment to LGBTI rights sends an important message to all European governments.” They continued to say that, “IGLYO welcomes such signs of solidarity and […]

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LGBTQI European Education Index

IGLYO’s report into the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying, along with numerous other pieces of research, reveal that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people’s experiences of school plays a critical role in their life and development. Schools are particularly problematic for most LGBTQI people and many have to face a daily […]

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UNESCO Out In The Open Interviews

IGLYO partnered with UNESCO for their global ministerial meeting, “Out In The Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression”, where for the first time, the education sector globally recognised its responsibilities in tackling homophobic and transphobic violence. As well as creating, No More Hiding, a brand new film and exhibition […]

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IGLYO supports the Istanbul Trans Pride and the LGBTQI Istanbul Pride

In light of  recent international  incidences of discrimination, hate speech, and hate crimes perpetrated against the LGBTQI community, the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) seeks to raise our voice concerning the ban of both The Istanbul Trans Pride and the  LGBTQI Istanbul Pride, and to ask the city’s Governor to remove the ban […]

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IGLYO update from the UNESCO meeting

Homophobic and Transphobic Violence in Education is a Global Problem   IGLYO partnered with UNESCO at the International Ministerial Meeting in Paris on 17-18 May “Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression”, where for the first time, the education sector globally recognised its responsibilities in tackling homophobic and transphobic violence […]

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No More Hiding

To mark IDAHOT 2016 and UNESCO’s international ministerial conference, IGLYO asked LGBTQI young people from around the world to share their experiences of homophobia and transphobia in education. Each day from 11 – 16 May we will be releasing one of our photo exhibition entries and on 17 May we will launch our brand new film, No […]

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I Have Rights Participant Report Day 3

By Amanda Geenen   Today marked the halfway point of our study session. Time flies when you’re having fun (and learning an enormous number of new things in the process). The first topic of the day was a tricky one: law. After a briefing on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), […]

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I Have Rights Participant Report Day 2

By Toryn Glavin Day two of IGLYO’s study session got off to an interesting start with a world cafe teaching particpants about different issues and realities facing the intersex community around the globe. It gave an insight into intersex lives and the challenges faced, using various forms of media such as articles in national newspapers to […]

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I Have Rights Participants’ Report Day 1

By participants Christoph Alms and Yuri Yoursky The first day of IGLYO’s conference “’I’ Have Rights” in cooperation with Council of Europe took place in the European Youth Center Budapest and started with a breathtaking view over Budapest. A huge conference room and different options for safe spaces and gender neutral toilets leaded to a […]

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Webinar: How to Design Good Educational Sessions

Have you ever designed a presentation or a training session? Have you wondered why some people seem less engaged than others? Have you thought how you can make your audience really adopt the information and make changes? If you would like to know more about how to design effective sessions and presentations, please join IGLYO’s […]

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IGLYO urges LGBTQI activists and organisations to eliminate racism within the queer space

IGLYO calls LGBTQI activists and organisations to eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination that persists in Europe, even within the queer space Monday 21st March 2016. We need to fight racism everywhere, every day. However, this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the International LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) Youth & […]

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IGLYO statement – International Women’s Day 2016

IGLYO celebrates international women’s day 2016 – turning our attention to the women in most vulnerable situations Women and our allies have made irrefutable progress in the fight for gender equality in most countries of the world – but equality is still a long way off, as strong structural and social obstacles persist worldwide. Such […]

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Call for Host Organisation: IGLYO’s Annual Members Conference 2017

  AMC: Host Application Form for AMC 2017 Deadline: XXth of May 2016 – midnight This is the official call for IGLYO member organisations to host the 2017 Annual Member Conference. The Annual Members Conference is the most important meeting space for the Membership of IGLYO.  It is a statutory meeting that also includes a […]

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IGLYO Launches Toolkit on Norm Criticism

Norms are ideas, thoughts, and sets of rules which govern the way we think or react. They also create expectations about others or that others have about us. They can dictate how we behave in certain situations or influence our attitudes about subjects, groups or individuals. Norms are often hidden, masked as something that has “just always been […]

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