IGLYO launches the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index & Report

“My school days were basically me hiding, hating myself and never really knowing why” – Mia, Sweden Today (23 January), Members of the European Parliament, representatives from European Institutions, Member State governments, and civil society organisations are meeting at the European Parliament for the launch of the first LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index and Report, created […]

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Celebrating Bisexuality Visibility Day

Since 1999, the 23rd of September has been marked as an international day to highlight the struggle of the bisexual community to gain visibility both outside and inside LGBTQI spaces, to raise awareness to the stigma and the erasure of bi-identities and experiences, as well as highlight the pervasive biphobia that many people in our […]

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Right Side NGO public statement: administrative adjustment of trans people’s name change

“Right Side” human rights defender NGO highly appreciates the changes done by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia which was made in close cooperation in between “Right Side” human rights defender NGO and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia. These changes incomparably ease the name change process for trans […]

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Public Statement: “Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO was attacked

A woman pushing the office door illegally entered the office and presenting herself as an employee of Yerevan Municipality, requested the president of the NGO L. Martirosyan to show the documents of the NGO. L. Martirosyan presented the leasing contract, during which the mentioned woman, requested to L. Martirosyan to collect belongings and move the […]

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Joint statement: IGLYO, the European Youth Forum and Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth

For the third year in a row, the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride March was banned and protestors attacked by police, in fact being prevented from exercising their human rights by the Turkish government. Over the last 25 years, the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week has been celebrated during the last week of June and the Pride March […]

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Media Statement: 4th International Intersex Forum

Between the 20th and 23rd of April 2017, a Fourth International Intersex Forum was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The world’s largest intersex human rights forum to date was attended by 40 representatives of intersex organisations and independent advocates across all regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Post-Soviet countries, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. The depth and […]

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International Women’s Day – IGLYO and Young Feminist Europe Joint Statement on Intersectionality

Each year the 8th of March, feminists and human rights activists gather to shed light on our continued struggle for equality and to celebrate our progress. In recent years we have seen the backtracking of human rights in several European countries, specifically in relation to the right to life, liberty and security of personal, sexual […]

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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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Today, 23 September, We Celebrate Bisexuality Visibility Day

23 September – Today we celebrate Bisexuality Visibility Day, an international awareness day combatting bisexual invisibility.  The International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) seizes this opportunity to highlight and recognize the pervasive discrimination, verbal harassment, bullying and social stigma faced by bisexual young people both within and outside of LGTQI communities. We, bisexual[1] young […]

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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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European Day for Victims of Hate Crime

Today, the 22nd of July, is the  European Day for Victims of Hate Crime. The International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) would therefore like to take this opportunity to recognise and highlight the continued and pervasive nature of hate speech and hate crimes perpetrated against LGBTQI+ young people and other marginalized groups throughout Europe. […]

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UN adopts historic resolution to establish independent expert on LGBT

On the 30th of June 2016 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the principal human rights organ of the UN, established the institution’s first LGBT rights expert with the resolution ”Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”. The creation of the UN independent LGBT expert, which will assess the […]

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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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Call for Research Intern (5 Months)

  IGLYO is excited to announce a call for a new research intern to join the IGLYO team in Brussels for 5 months. The role will have a strong focus on education, leading an ambitious new project to create the beginnings of a European LGBTQI Education Index. This  will involve conducting desk research, building a database […]

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On IDAHOT, IGLYO demands that global decision makers to stop hiding from the reality of homophobic and transphobic bullying within education

IGLYO, with support from UNESCO, and the governments of Norway and the Netherlands, has created a film and photo exhibition to highlight the difficult and often traumatic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) young people in education settings. No More Hiding presents a global snapshot of homophobia ad transphobia, which remains […]

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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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Joint Statement: Grave concern over recent attacks against LGBTI people in Turkey

We write to you to express our grave concern about the lack of a political response from you over recent attacks, discriminatory treatment and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Turkey. In particular, we denounce the ill-treatment Kemal Ördek, co-founder of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association (Kırmızı Şemsiye) and previous TGEU co-chair, suffered at the Esat Police Station (ANKARA) on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

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Statement: Joint Appeal to the German Federal Government

Towards a Consistent Level of Protection Against Discrimination in Europe Overcoming Germany’s Blocking of the Proposed Equal Treatment Directive Protection against discrimination is a fundamental right that is derived from the principle of equality under both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as German Basic Law. In the 1997 Amsterdam Treaty, Germany and […]

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STATEMENT: Rights of LGBTI persons cannot be subject to compromise in EU’s relations with eastern neighbours

26th June statement by some Member Organisations of IGLYO in occasion of EuroPride2015. On 15-20 June 2015, LGBTI organisations from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine added their voices and presence to the EuroPride events in Riga, the first all-European equality week on the post-Soviet territory. We seized this opportunity to come together and analyse the […]

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IGLYO signs joint statement on EU equal treatment law

EU equal treatment law: time for Member States to act Brussels, 5 December 2014 – As EU Member States’ representatives prepare for 11 December’s EPSCO Council, organisations1 representing millions of EU citizens at risk of discrimination, including women, persons with disabilities, younger and older people, LGBTI persons, members of ethnic, religion and belief communities as […]

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